Signed Valentin designs seldom surface as their rarity, style and elegance make them highly sought after works of art. This sculptural piece measures 2" across X 1 3/4" high and weighs 33 grams. Beautiful condition and patina. Fully hallmarked .940 Valentin TAXCO MEXICO. Looks great on a chain or cord as well. Valentin was an apprentice of both Hector Aguilar and William Spratling. Penny Morrill's books MEXICAN SILVER, SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO and DREAMING IN SILVER offer in-depth details & photographs of this talented artist and his designs.