Lariat necklaces comprised of thick twist-rope chains and sterling tassels are a recognizable form within the field of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. The example at hand is not marked at all yet based on construction and style as well as on my experience with similar pieces that I had in the past, I believe that it’s a Taxco creation. Often times hallmarks on these pieces were stamped on small silver tags that were then hung off the spring that connects the tassel to the chain and more often than not those were removed by previous owners.
Generous in length, with a chain that is thick enough to register easily yet not too thick as to border on the … less elegant, this is a versatile necklace, easy to wear and perfect for formal as well as more casual occasions.
Size/Weight: 39 1/4″ long (end to end); chain part is 35 7/8″ while each tassel is 1 3/4″; chain is 3/8″ in diameter; 81.0 grams
Hallmarks / Date: not hallmarked for silver content nor signed for maker yet guaranteed to be of sterling quality and Mexican; difficult to date without the hallmarks but similar pieces were made during the 1950s-60s and in the 1940s as well
Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws noted, beautiful patina and unsurpassable elegance
SOLD – Thank you!