A wonderful example of Vintage 1940’s work from Hector Aguilar. Life like movement, an amethyst teardrop. There is not a straight line on this piece. The Amethyst is a nice color but it was difficult to capture but I got a few good shots in. A very nice warm glow from the silver.
Marks: HA. TAXCO. 940.
Measures approx. 73.6mm (2.89”) long from stem to end of leaf, 40mm (1.59”) widest, 79.9mm (3.1”) from stem to end of amethyst drop, amethyst drop is 16mm long, 7.2mm widest and 4mm thickest.
Weighs approx. 26.8 grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, there is a slight imperfection in the point of the amethyst, A few surface scratches (can be removed if desired) Catch and lock work well.
About Hector Aguilar:
Born in 1905, In 1935 he began working for William Spratling as a shop manager at Taller de Las Delicias in Taxco. In 1937, he began his apprenticeship under Spratling. Aguilar opened his own shop The Taller Borda where many top designers were employed and there were recognized in their own right for their personal artistry, several opened their own firms; Manuel Altamirano, Pedro Castillo, Reveriano Castillo, Robert Cuevas, Damasco Gallegos, Gabriel Flores, Jose luis Flores and Valentin Vidaurreta top that list. Hector Aguilar enjoyed retirement for a couple of decades before his death in 1986.
Hector Aguilar is considered to be among the most talented, innovative designers of the era. His work is among the most valuable and collectible Taxco silver jewelry and other items in the world today. As with many of the top collected Mexican Silver artist's/ Maestros, copies of his pieces with hallmarks are prevalent in the market today.