early Mexican Deco silver repousse pectoral Necklace with amethyst

on Mar 3, 2018 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

An unsigned beauty yet undoubtedly one that hails from Mexico, the pectoral silver and amethyst necklace I am presenting here was probably made in Mexico City in the 1930s or very early 1940s. Made out of silver sheet with good thickness that has protected it from damage, it is carefully crafted and perfectly finished, its anonymous maestro having combined many design elements we will also used being used in Taxco’s classic period. Beading, scrolls, swirls and oxidation enhance the pronounced repoussage  with the big amethyst cabochon proudly occupying the center of the pectoral adding the perfect dash of color…


Size/Weight: 18  1/2″ long (difficult to measure accurately yet this is a quite generous in length necklace); pectoral part is 4  1/4″ wide with a drop of 2  3/4″; width at the chain is 3/4″; 80.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least .900, even though I believe it’s sterling; 1930s-early 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with a gorgeous amethyst cabochon, very carefully crafted and meticulously finished, in a visually impressive design that is enhanced by warm patina and without any damage or repairs noted



Offered at $715.00

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