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Felipe Martinez Piedra y Plata Mexican silver carved obsidian mask Pin / Pendant

on Jan 6, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces, Pins/brooches

Unsurpassed lapidary work and fleshy, confident repoussage combine in the Piedra y Plata / Felipe Martinez pin / pendant I am thrilled to be presenting here. Martinez’s work does not come up often and its is avidly collected and sought out for the sheer perfection each piece represents. Teased out of golden sheen obsidian that reveals its glistening depths as you tilt the brooch in different directions, the ancient face seems lost in meditation, serene in its knowledge it will survive the ravages of time. Wrapped in leaves and curly locks of repousse silver, it quietly enjoys the luxury of a pendant earring…

 

Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ tall by 1 1/2″ wide; 43.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Martinez’s and the taller’s name, “STERLING TAXCO”, des. no 112 as well as Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with exquisite carving in the obsidian mask, perfect repoussage and no damage or repairs noted

 

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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