The art of "metales casados" (mixed or married metals) was practiced by several Taxco workshops yet I think Victoria was its queen. Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti combined copper, silver and brass not only to design exquisite jewelry but also hollowware of various kinds and decorative objects. In the necklace presented here she seems to be inspired by Egyptian Revival motifs which is not unusual for her - there are at least a couple of other parures she created that follow in that same path. Distinctly Art Deco in its theme yet also slick and minimalist in the way of the modernists, the necklace wears like silk thanks to its ingenious articulation hidden behind the rectangular brass links. It is 15 1/4" long (wearable); with the central links station measuring 3" wide with a 1 1/4" drop and the width at chain being 3/8". The necklace weighs 45.2 grams and is fully signed with Victoria's logo as well as "MEXICO TAXCO", "STERLING", des. no 218 and Eagle 12 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with impeccable workmanship, exquisite patina and no damage or repairs noted.
PS: The matching bracelet is also available and will be listed shortly - if you don't see it, please ask!