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Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver and shell Necklace ~ Taxco modernist design

on Oct 8, 2015 in archived

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Modernist Enrique Ledesma necklace combining sterling silver and tortoise shell, this is one of my favorite designs of his and not an example that one encounters frequently. I love its primordial appeal and the way the dark browns in the shell are lightened by the warm ambers. Definitely a keeper…

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Size/Weight: 16  5/8″ long (wearable); pectoral is 3  5/8″ wide by 1  1/2″ tall (at center front); 39.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s

Condition: very good with great patina and a stunning design; there is a very short, tight line in the shell caused by one of the rivets when the necklace was made – it is noticeable on the back only (hardly registers upon very close inspection with a loupe in the front), very stable and does not compromise the necklace’s integrity nor its appearance at all.

SOLD – Thank you!

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