From one of the top 1% of Mexican Silver artists of the 20th century Frederick (Fred) Davis, comes this stunning silver and Amethyst brooch, exquisite in every way. The very large marble like Amethyst gemstone is a lovely purple with white inclusions (the pictures really do not show this stunning stone well). The workmanship shown here on this piece exemplifies the skills a top artisan of the early 20th century must have had (tools of the day considered) to be considered to be among the best (top 1%) silversmiths.
Marks: Made in Mexico. Silver. FD.
Measurements: 89.13mm | 3.50” long, 51.41mm | 2.025” wide, from the back of the pin (not including the closure) to the top of the amethyst gemstone 13.09mm. The amethyst is approx. 24.62mm wide.
Weight: 46.49 Grams.
Circa” Late 1930 - early 1940.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, of the two curls at the bottom just under the amethyst, the curl to the right has a small ding which is difficult to see, otherwise no defects the stone is smooth to the touch, clasp works as it should.
Fredric Fred Davis 1880 - 1961. For more information please see the book Mexican Silver Modern Hand-Wrought Jewelry and Metal Work by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk, 4th Edition (Schiffer Books for Collectors). AS well as many others that cover this topic.