There is not one form of jewelry in which the Los Castillo did not excel yet I think their big, bold repousse brooches are simply above and beyond! The example I am presenting here, most probably an early creation if design numbers are indeed good indicators of when during the workshop’s life a specific idea was transformed into jewelry, reflects the Egyptian Revival of the Deco period. The brooch is dominated by a lotus flower in full bloom, with scrolled elements surrounding a fleshy rosette at its base. Warmly glowing patina, impressive size and attractive design combine with good craftsmanship and perfect finishing in a classy Los Castillo treasure…
Size/Weight: 3″ tall by 3 1/4″ wide; 37.3 grams
Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with the Los Castillo signature in straight capital letters as well as “TAXCO”, “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” and des. no 634; pre-1948
Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful patina that enhances the sculptural repoussage, impressive size and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!