Chato Castillo for Ingrid’s Mexican silver fan Pendant Necklace

on Oct 17, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

The signatures of Chato Castillo and Ingrid’s combine on this exquisite Mexican Deco silver fan pendant necklace – neither is a a common occurrence and both are synonymous with imaginative design and high quality. Chato is reported to have been the driving adventurous force behind most of the Los Castillo innovations – the revival of ancient techniques, the experimentation with materials – while Ingrid’s still remains among the elusive early Taxco retailers. Monumental in its proportions, the pendant is inspired by motifs of the Spanish Colonial tradition, with heart cut-outs, floral overlay and beading. The chain I have paired it with matches those proportions perfectly and even though not Mexican and of a later period, it looks as if it was always meant to be part of the necklace…


Size / Weight: pendant is 3″ tall (without the bail) by 4 3/8″ wide and adds a 3 3/8″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 23 3/4″ long; 54.1 grams (for the set; pendant alone is 31.4 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: “MADE BY CHATO” and “INGRID’S SILVER”; 1930-1940

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina (heavy at places – you might want to polish a little more), very dramatic in its visual presence, exhibiting the quality and level of craftsmanship Chato Castillo is known for, with no damage and no repairs noted


Offered at $350.00

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