Based on the Los Castillo "Chinese Dragons" design which was most probably created by Margot de Taxco during her "Far Eastern" period, the necklace and earrings set at hand is not signed for maker yet exhibits the careful, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail for which jewelry from that period is known and sought after. Unusually long the necklace is perfect for those of us who love Mexican Deco jewelry but not necessarily chokers while the earrings are guaranteed to add that "dragon lady" mystique to an otherwise ordinary day! Very good detail, careful finishing and great patina that accentuates the already oxidized recesses in the repoussage and renders the demi more sculptural. Then necklace measures 21" long (you could easily have it taken down to 18" by removing one link on either side) with the central "dragons" part being 3 1/8" wide by 1 5/8" tall and the width at the chain being 1/2" (at its widest). The earrings are 1 1/4" tall by 3/4" wide and the demi weighs 56.0 grams (necklace alone is 46.0 grams). Signed "MEXICO 925" albeit partially visible on the necklace and "SILVER MEXICO" on the earrings, the set dates in the 1940s and is in
excellent vintage condition with very nicely executed repoussage and oxidation that adds dimension and visual impact to the design; perfect finishing, great patina and no flaws noted.