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rare Miguel Martinez Mexican Deco silver repousse Necklace ~ a Taxco sterling lily

on Jun 13, 2017 in archived

The primary designer for Rancho Alegre, Miguel Martinez was one of the most talented early Taxco maestros. I am thrilled to be presenting the necklace at hand not only because of its early date and rarity but also because I consider it one of the best flower renditions in Mexican jewelry. The sculpturality of the repoussage, accented by oxidation and patina, the clustering of tiny beads at the very heart of the lily, and the beguilingly flowing lines of the petals and the links that form the chain combine in a truly sublime necklace. I have added a sterling extender so the necklace’s length can be easily customized…

 

Size/Weight: length adjustable between 14 1/2″ and 18″; central link 2 1/4″ long by 2″ tall;  52.2 grams (50.4 grams for necklace alone)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage, a veritable treat for your eyes with superb craftsmanship, great patina and no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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