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exceptional Mexican Deco 940 silver repousse pectoral Necklace ~ rare Chinese Dragons motif

on Oct 19, 2015 in archived

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Vintage Deco Mexican repousse pectoral necklace wrought in high purity, .940 silver alloy, this is a piece astounding in its craftsmanship, amazing design and the incredible patina it has developed over the years. The maestro signing it, though listed, remains to date unidentified yet I can tell you from experience that he usually works in .940 silver and his repoussage is truly sublime. The Chinese Dragons motif we see immaculately executed here shows up from time to time in clamper form – I have never seen a necklace in this design, let alone a museum quality pectoral like the one I feel privileged to present here…

 

Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable; actual length is 16  1/4″); pectoral dragons part is 5  1/4″ wide by 3  1/4″ tall; width at the chain just above 5/16″; 80.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s “MS” as well as “MEXICO TAXCO” and “.940”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with museum quality craftsmanship that shows off the layered, rich design; patina to die for; no repairs or damage noted – a stunning necklace indeed!

 

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