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impressive Mexican silver repousse pectoral Necklace in the Los Castillo style

on Nov 12, 2015 in archived

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Signed by a still unidentified maestro who must have worked for the Los Castillo and Margot de Taxco, a stunning repousse pectoral in sterling, perfectly executed and glowing warmly with the soft patina of well-aged silver. This is a generous in weight yet very comfortable to wear example of the genre and its wearable length is such as to guarantee a perfect fit for most of us. Please note the deeply etched details, the wonderful oxidation that renders the design three-dimensional and the flawless finishing. Heirloom quality…

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Size/Weight: 16  1/2″ long (wearable); pectoral part is approx. 4  3/4″ wide with a 1  5/8″ drop at center front; width at the chain is approx. 7/8″ (at its widest); 110.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “APA” as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO 925”, “STERLING”, “TAXCO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; late 1940s-1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with attention paid to every little detail, perfect finishing, repousse that is fleshy and confident and patina to die for

SOLD – Thank you!

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