This box made of volcanic lava is topped with a sterling silver and crystal ball finial. The four silver circles are movable to create either a flat or three dimensional form. The interior of the box is lined with red leather. The box measures 3 1/8 inches square. It is 3 3/4 inches tall with the finial an additional 1 7/8 inches in height. This one of a kind sculpture is both beautiful and utilitarian. Made by Mexican silversmith Lila Parilla.
This unusual wood and silver box by Emilia Castillo is one of her early pieces, done when she signed her work with both Mimi and Los Castillo. It measures 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep and 2 1/8" tall including the bracket feet. A bird on a branch surrounded by heart shaped leaves is painted in pure silver on ceramic. The box is richly colored ebony. It is in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
Beautifully designed silver plate bowl by Wolmar Castillo, son of the Los Castillos silversmith family of Taxco, Mexico. The bowl combines contemporary design with discs of ancient Mexican jade. The three feet of the bowl are each 1 7/8" in diameter. The bowl is 6" in diameter and 3 1/2" tall.