classic Deco Taxco 980 MEXICAN silver NECKLACE with black onyx glass stones

on Sep 23, 2014 in archived


Early Deco Taxco necklace, this is wrought in fine, 980 silver (sterling is just 925/1000 parts in the alloy used) and its elegant, curved “dog bone” links remind me of similar motifs used by both William Spratling and Hector Aguilar. What attracted me to this piece is its calm, understated beauty – the confident combination of design elements that remain visually powerful yet don’t assault the senses in an overwhelming manner. And there is something to be said about the way fine silver such as used here warmly mellows over time. Anonymous Taxco at one of its exceptional moments…


Size/Weight: 17″ long (wearable; actual length is 17  1/2″ – can be easily made longer with the addition of a simple extension chain) by 7/8″ wide; 55.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “980 TAXCO” and “SILVER”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, no problems in the glass cabochons and no flaws noted



SOLD – Thank you!

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