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!