One Good Eye Silver

Mexican modernist mixed metals silver figural Brooch and Earrings set

Mexican modernist mixed metals silver figural Brooch and Earrings set


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960: Item # 1408878

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One Good Eye Silver
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Binghamton
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 $175.00 
Definitely bought as a set yet signed by two different makers the figural brooch and matching earrings at hand combine silver with copper , overlay and cut-outs, oxidation and wirework ornamentation. Modernist in its rendition of an ancient warrior or priest, the design, if I am not mistaken, can be found with the Los Castillo or Victoria's signature on it as well yet here it is made by listed but "less celebrated" maestros. What I like about this demi is not just its careful crafting and generous weight - this is not a cheaply made copy - but also the wonderful patina the metals have acquired over time. The brooch is 2 7/8" tall by 1 3/4" wide (at its widest) with the earrings being 1 3/8" tall by 3/4" wide. The set weighs 36.5 grams and is signed on the brooch with maker's initials "MPO" as well as "TAXCO STERLING 925 MEXICO" with the earrings bearing conjoined initials "TC" as well as "0925" and Eagle 1 assay mark. Dating in the mid- to later 1940s for the former, post-1948 for the latter with all pieces being in excellent vintage condition, very well made, with good weight and careful finishing; no damage nor any repairs noted and having wonderful patina.
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