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bold Mexican Deco silver amethyst grapes and leaves Pin Brooch, Taxco mixed metals

on Feb 13, 2019 in archived

Big, bold and beautiful this vintage Deco Mexican repousse grapes and leaves brooch combines silver and copper and as a mixed metals piece, it has a special place in my heart! I love the marrying of the “colder” glow of sterling with the warm, molten beauty of copper and here the two metals look enamored of each other. And if this is not enough, there are the three grape dangles – curvaceous, chubby amethyst cabs set in sterling that covers the back of the stones as well. Resistance is futile…

 

Size/Weight: 2 7/8″ tall (including the dangles) by 2 3/4″ wide; 37.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MADE IN MEXICO”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage, very unusual in the addition of the “grape” dangles, with very nice repoussage and great patina, no damage and no repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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