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big early Taxco Deco 980 silver and azurite Pin Brooch ~ Mexican archeological style

on Sep 9, 2018 in archived

Early Mexican Deco 980 silver brooch housing a big, richly colored azurite stone, I believe that this is a Taxco piece and it is simply stunning! Very much in the archeological style that was prevalent in the first decades of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, it combines wire- and scroll-work with oxidation and repoussage in a design that is an ode to geometry itself. I am very partial to brooches and this is a big, showy piece yet at the same time it has a classy elegance that will never go out of fashion…

 

Size/Weight: 2  7/8″ wide by 2  1/2″ tall; 50.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: marked “980” in early, raised numerals; 1930s

Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence, a substantial stone that is richly colored, beautifully finished and with great patina; no damage nor any repairs noted

 

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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