This is a fantastic three dimensional Silver and Enamel Ladybug pin / brooch signed JF Jeronimo Fuentes. These 3D enamel pieces are more difficult to find. The enamel pattern on the bug is incredibly detailed and looking at this through a loop, it looks more like a stained glass window.
Jeronimo Fuentes worked for Margot van Voorhies as director of Margot de Taxco enamel shop after Sigfrido (Sigi) left the position. Some of his enmel pieces are from the same molds used at Margot de Taxco. Approx. 1978 on. This seems to be an earlier piece.
Marks: JF (conjoined) STERLING. MADE IN MEXICO. 925.
Measures: Approx. 39.5mm | 1.365” longest point, 30mm | 1.2” widest point and approx. 7.8” highest point.
Weighs: 6.57 grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, slight enamel loss near back left leg, minor surface scratching only one noticeable is above the right eye.