Figural Los Castillo mozaico Azteca earrings wrought in sterling silver with azur-malachite inlay this set dates from Taxco's middle period and is a great example of the sculpurality and sense of texture the specific technique can impart. The renowned workshop is credited with saving this ancient way of working with inlay from obsolescence and then proceeding to experiment with it creating some of their best designs - in my opinion at least. Here the blues and greens in the stone are darker, their seriousness matching the expression on the "mask's" face and the warm patina they have developed over the years. The earrings measure approx. 1" squ re and weigh 10.8 grams (for the set). They are signed with the workshop's name as shown as well as "MADE IN MEXICO", des. no 148 and bear Eagle 15 assay mark. The set dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with all its inlay intact, with great patina and nice detail in the "masks", with no damage and no repairs noted.