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Deco Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver Pin / Brooch ~ repousse bird of paradise

on Feb 18, 2015 in archived

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Signed by Gerardo Lopez, an accomplished early Taxco maestro whose repousse jewelry is steadily growing in popularity, a big, showy sterling brooch featuring a splendidly ornate bird of paradise. I could hardly exaggerate the attention to detail and flawless finishing in Lopez’s work – here the oxidation and the patina developed over time accentuate the sculpturality of the design…

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Size/Weight: 3  1/4″ tall by 2  5/8″ wide; 22.7 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “LOPEZ” and “STERLING TAXCO” alongside Eagle assay mark, only partially visible (probably 25 or 26); 1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with the patina you want to see on a piece well-loved and cared-for, great design and craftsmanship and impressive size

 

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