Rare vintage Los Ballesteros Mexican silver necklace in a minimalist Taxco pectoral design, this is a piece that, in my opinion, inhabits the same universe as their all-silver but chunky hinged bracelet I will present in the next few days. In all my years of buying, selling, perusing the auctions (whether on the floor or online) and visiting flea markets and antiques stores, I only came upon this specific necklace once and it was ... sold. Sheer bare-bones design; it cannot get any "less-is-more" than this! Reflective, beautifully aged silver that is, however, so cleverly articulated that the necklace rests softly on the collar bone without standing proud of it. One knows good design when one sees it... With an inner circumference of 16" (clasped) the necklace has a width between 1 1/8" at center front and 3/8" at its narrowest, on the sides. It weighs 145.0 grams (on a postal scale) and is fully hallmarked with taller's logo as shown albeit partially stamped (it is there, however, guaranteed!) as well as "...925" and a badly impressed Eagle assay mark as well. It dates in the 1960s and is in excellent vintage condition with a minimalist appeal that attracts the eye and holds the gaze captive, easy and comfortable to wear, with nice patina and no damage or repairs noted.