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early Los Castillo Mexican 980 silver Fur Clip / Pin

on Apr 2, 2019 in archived

Magnificent early Los Castillo repousse fur clip wrought in high purity, 980 silver as was the case with many designs in the workshop’s opening years. This is my first fur clip by them and even though I am not a … fur-kind-of-girl, I cannot help but admire the imposing presence of this piece and its beautiful workmanship. It is not just the size that attracts the eye and holds the gaze captive here – it is also the unique, velvety patina that only 980 silver develops. Whether as a fur clip or as a brooch, you will never grow tired of wearing it…

 

Size/Weight: 4 1/8″ long by 2 3/4″ wide; 28.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with the taller’s early signature in straight capital letters as well as “MADE IN MEXICO”, “TAXCO 980” and des. no 401; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, big in size and exhibiting beautifully worked repoussage, with no damage and no repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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