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Old Taxco Rafael Melendez Pre-Columbian Parrot Brooch

Old Taxco Rafael Melendez Pre-Columbian Parrot Brooch

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950: Item # 1094980

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Katherine Walker Griffith Antiques, Ltd.
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A lovely and very early sterling brooch by Taxco maestro Rafael Melendez, who worked with William Spratling prior to opening his own workshop in 1939. The brooch features a striking pre-Columbian parrot motif and is made of 980 sterling silver. It measures 2.25 inches high and 2 inches at its widest point, and is marked with the conjoined RM mark and the 980 stamp. This pin is in excellent condition, with a warm patina emphasizing its form and minor surface scratches consistent with a piece of this age. It has an old style C clasp that works perfectly. International buyers please contact for shipping information.