These vintage ‘married metals’, silver and copper earrings are made by the Taxco Mexico firm Brilanti started by Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti. She is known for the years of research - trial and error with silver and copper work she named ‘married metals’. One can’t tell where the silver ends and the copper begins - seamless.
Marks: Metales. Taxco. MEXICO. Brilanti (script).
Measurements: 34.16mm | 1.34” high, 18mm | .71” wide.
Weight: 13.70 Grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition - normal light surface wear.
About Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti (1910 - 1999). From the book The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (third edition) by Bille Hougart Page 28: An accomplished designer and producer of jewelry and decorative accessories. Well known for her work with silver and copper she called ‘married metals’. Her trade name Victoria.Her firm was established in 1940. In 1958 she opened a second store in Taxco Mexico named Cony after her daughter. Brianti’s son Jose, and grandsons Jose and Rafael, continued to produce quality pieces in the ‘Victoria’ tradition using the trade names Cony (after 1958) or Brilanti and after 1980, usually TS-64.
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