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Casa Prieto Mexican silver and amethyst Pin Brooch ~ swallow and heart

on Jun 18, 2020 in archived

Swallows hold within their slender, elegant little bodies tender memories of my childhood in Greece – they are considered the most important harbingers of spring and symbolize regeneration, hope and the assurance that sun-filled days will always follow the darkest hours of winter. For the Victorians, they represented faithfulness and the promise of a loved-one’s return and as a motif, they were widely used in sentimental jewelry. This stunning Mexican Deco silver repousse version captures the bird at mid-flight, its bifurcated tail and extended wings helping it ride the winds to deliver the love token it carries. And what a statement that heart-shaped charm with its amethyst cabochon makes…

 

Size / Weight: 3 1/2″ beak to tail; 3 3/8″ wing span; heart token adds a 3/4″ drop and is 1/2″ wide; 22.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “CASA PRIETO”, “SILVER” and “HECHO EN MEXICO” yet the last two partially stamped over each other; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, one of the sweetest-ever designs, romantic yet visually impressive, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#15067

SOLD – Thank you!

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