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!