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Antonio Pineda Mexican silver turquoise Pin Brooch ~ modernist starburst and arrow

on Apr 4, 2020 in archived

A silver arrow shooting through the turquoise center of a starburst is quite a powerful design and in the hands of Antonio Pineda, it becomes a jewel to be enjoyed and lovingly bequeathed from generation to generation. I like the little game Antonio plays here – who wouldn’t expect the arrow to shoot through a heart, right? After all, Eros and his bittersweet weapons are so familiar to all of us. But no – the arrow in our case shoots for the … stars and the turquoise blue sky is its limit…

 

Size/Weight: 2 3/4″ long by just shy of 1 1/2″ wide; 7.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: marked with Antonio’s crown as well as “TAXCO” and Eagle 138 assay mark; 1960s-70s

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, a beautiful, vibrantly colored turquoise cab, slick design and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#14891

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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