This fabulous Vintage Mexican Silver and Amethyst pin brooch is an early piece that dates pre 1948. The makers is mark is a well known to be a marker of high calibre items. The mark is AE in a heart shape M which is mentioned in Bille Hougart's book, "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" Third edition, as well as many others. This mark is also found on Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre items.
Mark: AE in a heart shape M, Sterling Mexico.
Measures: approx 36.4mm (1.4”) high, 52.8mm (2”) wide, 7mm thickest point.
Weighs approx. 13.6 grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, the Amethyst has a few scratches on the side and inclusions near the bottom, One tiny mark on the right side bottom that can not be seen when worn. The closure works as it should the pin part is not perfectly straight. Wonderful patina that only time and years of polishing can bring.
The marker although a mystery the work is very collectible as the quality of the work warrants.