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big Mexican Deco silver double hoop dangle Earrings

on May 8, 2019 in archived

Made in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s silversmithing centers, this Deco pair of dangle earrings is big, bold and beautiful! There is a Spanish Colonial air about it with its hoop-in-hoop design made up of swirls, beading and twist-rope that have been oxidized for depth and drama. What I particularly love about the pair, however, are the repousse flowers that cover the front of the screw-back findings. Did you notice that they are not identical? Yet this is not an assembled set – the two earrings belong together and were made as a pair. These differences, some smaller relating to size, for example; others a little more serious, like the different types of flower-shaped components used here, define the uniqueness of Mexico’s hand-made jewelry production of the period and speak volumes about the conditions under which the maestros worked…

 

Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ long by 1 1/2″ wide; 10.5 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “VJG” as well as “PLATA 0925 STERLING” and “HECHO EN GUAD. MEX”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with great detail in the design, strong presence, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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