Vintage Mexican Silver Horseshoe pin / brooch has very detailed work and a very nice heft to it. The piece has depth that is really seen in the inside curve of the horseshoe, opposite of the opening at the bottom. The Niello work has for the most part been removed as a past polisher was too aggressive.
Marked: BEKMANN (missing the C but is correct). STERLING. MEXICO.
Measures approx 46mm | 1.8” high, 52mm | 2” widest point and 10mm |.4” thick.
Weighs approx 24.16 grams.
Condition: Near excellent vintage condition the only defect is some of the Niello work has been polished away. The clasp and ‘Beckmann’ lock works well.
NOTE: Carmen Beckmann is considered to be among the top tier of designers of the era and is discussed in most books on collecting Vintage Mexican Silver.