Silky yet with good weight to it this vintage Mexican silver semi-spheres on woven chain necklace is signed by Quinto of Taxco. One of those early names in Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance that we don’t really know that much about, Quinto produced pieces both in the pre- as well as the post-1948 period. Most of their jewelry that I have seen in the past belonged in the Deco years and are quite often wrought in high purity, .980 alloy. This classic “ball and chain” necklace seems to have an Eagle assay mark on it, however, but it is still characterized by the careful finishing, the generous weight and the attention to detail that I came to associate with Quinto…
Size/Weight: 15″-19″ long (adstbl. thanks to the sterling silver extension I am including); 13/16″ wide; 75.2 grams (including the extension)
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name as shown as well as “STERLING TAXCO” and what seems to be a badly stamped Eagle mark; late 1940s-1950s
Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, generous weight and quite comfortable to wear, with no damage and no repairs noted – a true, early Taxco classic
SOLD – Thank you!