From a top name in 20th century Taxco silver, A vintage sterling silver Horseshoe brooch that has very detailed work, a very nice heft to it and it looks great whether worn right side up or down (for good luck some say). The piece has a depth to it that is really seen when viewing the inside curve of the horseshoe, opposite of the opening at the bottom. The Niello (blackened background) work has for the most part been removed as a past polisher was a bit too aggressive. The Beckmann clasp lock is working as it should. Signed correctly.
Marked: BEKMANN (missing the C but is correct). STERLING. MEXICO. used from 1960 - 1980.
Measurements 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. About Carmen Beckmann via The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (third edition) by Bille Hougart page 26.
Carmen Beckmann owned a shop in San Miguel de Allende where she would sell her jewelry "...for 50 cents or $2,500. Both workmanship and prices are trustworthy." The "C" in Beckmann is missing from one of the Beckmann marks but the mark is authentic. Marks: BECKMANN; BEKMANN. Registration number; BD-01.
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