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!