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big Graziella Laffi Peruvian silver figural Pin Brooch

on Mar 18, 2018 in archived

Often referred to as the “Spratling of Peru”, Graziella Laffi was born in Italy but she came to epitomize Peru’s own “Silver Renaissance” in the 1950s. Drawing on the country’s rich historical past, Laffi created jewelry that re-interpreted ancient motifs and designs and contributed to the shaping of modern Peru’s artistic identity. Just like with the brooch at hand, her attention to detail and layering often brings to mind cubist works of art…

 

Size/Weight: 2  1/8″ tall by 1  3/8″ wide; 12.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “PERU 925”; 1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with meticulously etched and oxidized details, perfect overlay and great patina – this is a brooch with good size as well which is welcome since quite often her brooches are small

 

 

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