Picassoesque pin / brooch / pendant by TONO / Cecilia. Piedra Negra Onlay (opposite of inlay) mixed metals with all the hallmarks present. The eye is turquoise robins egg blue (or simulated). The piece is an eye catcher; large and solid.
Marks: TONO. Made in mexico. Cecilia. Piedra Negra. AC Sterling 925 Taxco (in a circle around AC) T183.
Measures: 63.59mm | 2.50” high, 40mm | 1.586” wide and 3.5mm thick not including the bail.
Weight: 31.18 Grams.
Condition: Near excellent vintage condition, a bit of surface abrasion one spot on the lower right is the only one that stands out all other can be easily removed (please see pictures). Clasp works/ locks well.
About TONO via The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (third edition) by Bille Hougart page 191.
TONO pieces are also sometimes marked for Cecilia and may include AC (conjoined). They usually have a design or inventory number and many are also marked Piedra Negra. The mark Piedra Artistica sometimes appears. TONO is also seen on MAYA. Mark: TONO (sometimes in script). Eagle number: 2. Registration number: TC-55.
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