A large round vintage Taxco Mexico sterling silver modernist statement brooch or pendant. Signed on the bail by a listed artist. The workmanship on this piece is excellent. The details are throughout but look at the leaves, the movement and the way they overlap is as it would really look if you had the leaves and arrange them yourself.
The modernist design features four leaves overlapping each other with prominent stems and distinctive curled spiral ends. The center has a unique four-ball, four-spacer and a curled spiral on the top that appears to be part of the leaf stems; it looks just like the ends of each of the four leafs curled spiral ends. The Niello (blackened) work has faded but does not detract as much as other pieces I have had with the same issue...but that's personal taste...
Markes: TAXCO. V.A. Eagle 3.
Measurements: 61mm / 2.42” round, 9.2mm highest point. The balls are each approx. 7mm round.
Weight 32.19 grams.
Condition: Near Excellent vintage condition, the only defect is the Niello work has faded. The clasp and lock work as they should.
This mark is listed in the book; The Little Book Of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks, by Bille Hougart, Third edition page 213 and others as well.
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