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Hector Aguilar Copper Sugar & Creamer - 1940s

Hector Aguilar Copper Sugar & Creamer - 1940s


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Latin American: Pre 1950: Item # 1424654
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By Hector Aguilar, the renowned silversmith from Taxco Mexico, this cream and sugar are made of copper with wood handles. They measure 3 5/8" high, and the sugar bowl is 5" to ends of handles. The wood is dark and finely grained. The handle of the creamer is slightly lighter in color. Both are simple design, with attached lid and ball finial, and are hand crafted. They are signed on the base with his conjoined initial monogram, with Taxco Mexico also stamped. The HA conjoined mark was used from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. While Aguilar is most well known for his silver work, especially jewelry, he also created many other objects in copper. Copper items included many utilitarian pieces from mirrors and candelabras, to hollow ware for the table. Aguilar was born in 1902 and began his career as a silver smith with William Spratling in 1937. Recognizing his own talent and creativity, he opened his own studio in 1939, where he continued operation until 1966. Known as a "Mexican Master" in the field of metal work and jewelry design, his works are iconic and highly collectible. One of the handles to the sugar bowl shows soldering at the body, so may have been repaired at some point. As they are vintage, they will show signs of wear and usage. The creamer and sugar have not been cleaned or polished, as some prefer an older patina. Please see all photos for details. Price listed is for both items, they are not sold separately. Shipping via USPS with insurance.