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HUGE 1980s Los Castillo pre Columbian Hunting Scene Tazza TRAY

HUGE 1980s Los Castillo pre Columbian Hunting Scene Tazza TRAY

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Directory: New Century: Metalwork: Pre 1990: Item # 1455216

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For sale here is a HUGE and very rare vintage 1980s handmade metales casados and mosaico azteca Hunting Scene decorative tazza tray designed by Antonio Castillo for his family firm Los Castillo of Taxco Mexico. A highly stylized Hunting Scene in metales casados (married metals) and mosaico azteca (mosaic stone inlay) set in a silver-plated tazza tray foundation. I'm certain that this incredibly beautiful object was intended to be an artwork for proud display rather than a utilitarian item for everyday use, and it looks amazing standing up in a plate stand as shown in my photos! Designed by and perhaps even made by Antonio Castillo in the last quarter of his life for his family workshop Los Castillo in Taxco. I've only seen one other of this design ever in my 40+ years in the business, and that tray was in predominantly green stone not the blue of this example! Measures 15-1/2" diameter by 2-1/2" high at rim, and weighs a substantial 6 pounds and 6 ounces prior to packing. Marked at back as shown in my photos, design number "777", also "Plateado Hecho en Mexico Los Castillo Taxco TA-01". There is substantial tarnish to the silver-plate at back which I haven't touched as I think it looks great dark, and in any case it doesn't show at all when on display. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and some spots of tarnish to the metals as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.