A full-size stone figure centers this Mexican Deco brooch – is it a deity, a priest or a nobleman / warrior? Highly stylized and rather “stiff” as all similar carvings are in Mexican jewelry of this period, the figure is made out of dyed calcite and its green color is the reason it is usually (and mistakenly) identified as “jade”. I have had a similar brooch in the past – that one was signed “AGUILAR” (not Hector), an early maestro who might have worked in Mexico City and seems to not have been very prolific. Not signed for maker the brooch at hand has a teardrop dangle hanging off the pile of repousse silver “stones” that elevate the figure above the plane of the mundane…
Size / Weight: 4″ tall (including the dangle) by 1. 1/2″ wide; 36.7 grams
Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER MEXICO”; pre-1948
Condition: excellent vintage with a nicely carved figure, good color in the stone, great patina and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!