One Good Eye Silver

rare Fred Davis Mexican Deco silver, copper, amethyst Necklace

rare Fred Davis Mexican Deco silver, copper, amethyst Necklace


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1940: Item # 1425377

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 $1,550.00 
Dating around 1930, this Mexican Deco Fred Davis necklace in a design that rarely comes up, is an early example of "mixed metals" jewelry. Combining repousse silver with copper wire and then bringing in ripe, saturated color with the amethyst cabs, the necklace is an ode to vineyards and aromatic red wine. Though the brooch of the parure appears in the third edition of Morrill's "Mexican Silver" (p. 28), the necklace is hard to find and I am thrilled to be presenting it here. Beautiful repoussage adds flesh to the central station while the links forming the chain are riveted to each other on the back, resulting in a seamless flow of serrated leaves. Classy and classic, it has a length between 16 1/2" - 17" (can easily accept an extension, if needed), with its central station being 2 7/8" wide and having a drop of 3" (including the dangles). Its width at the chain is 5/8" and it weighs 76.7 grams. It is fully signed with Davis's hallmark as shown as well as "MADE IN MEXICO" and "SILVER". In excellent vintage condition with the silkiest, softest patina ever that invites the touch and the eye, luscious big amethyst cabochons safely nested in their casings and good repoussage; no damage noted except for a shallow impression in one of the amethyst casings which is, however, located on the back of the necklace and thus not visible when you have it on
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