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early Deco Matl style Mexican silver Necklace ~ repousse “rosas” design

on May 3, 2016 in archived

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Early Mexican Deco repousse silver necklace in a design closely associated with Matilde Poulat, I believe this piece to have been made in Mexico City where Matl worked as well and it bears the signature of a listed maker about whom we don’t really know much more. Nicely made, with good sculpturality in the graduated rose links and a hefty, hand-wrought chain that helps adjust the necklace’s length, this is a beautiful example of repoussage from the opening decades of the 20th c….

 

Size/Weight: 19  1/2″ long (adjustable due to the hook-and-eye clasp); floral links part is 8  1/2″ long with the width of the roses varying between 1   3/8″ at center front and 3/4″ for the smallest; width at the chain 3/8″ (at its widest); 47.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s intials “E&G” in the “S” of “STERLING” as well as “MEXICO” (not as easily readable but there – see also Hougart, Little Book of Mexican Silver, p. 207); 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with nice sculptural quality in the carefully executed repoussage and good patina; a beautiful and early Matl-esque “rosas” necklace

 

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