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classic Fred Davis Mexican Deco silver obsidian “mask” Pin Brooch

on Jul 14, 2018 in archived

Classic Fred Davis Mexican silver brooch from the designer’s Deco period, its tiered triangular platform holding in place a carved, minimalist “mask” of golden sheen obsidian. If there is one design that epitomizes Davis’s work and his aesthetics, I believe that the “mask” it is. Absolutely Deco – even in the combination of silver with a black stone – this is a small work of art and a brooch that defies the whims of time and fashion. The very essence of elegance…

 

Size/Weight: 1 7/8″ wide by 1 1/8″ tall; 14.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with Davis’s conjoined initials as shown as well as “SILVER” and “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1920s-30s

Condition: excellent vintage with a flawless mask, geometry that has you go back and look over and over again, with great patina and no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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