Gerardo Lopez is one of my favorite Taxco maestros. I believe his talent and workmanship to have been of the same caliber as that of his more famous contemporaries and I am always on the look out for his jewelry. Based on his work, I believe that he must have worked for at least the Los Castillo and/or Margot de Taxco and his prowess in the art of repoussage supports the hypothesis. But he didn’t limit himself to the more “straightforward” kind of silversmithing – I have had enameled pieces by him in the past and today, I am presenting a fantastic “metales casados” (mixed metals) brooch. Just look at this treasure: on the back, it looks as clean and stunning as in the front! This is one of the “cleanest”, neatest, most seamless examples of this difficult technique I have ever seen. I will leave the rest to the photos…
Size/Weight: 2″ tall by 1 3/4″ wide; 12.7 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name as shown as well as “STERLING 925” and “HECHO EN TAXCO”; 1940s
Condition: excellent vintage with soft, silky patina, boasting some of the best “mixed metals” work I have seen with the figural design showing clearly on the back as well, with no damage and no repairs noted – a brooch worth to be in the best of collections!
SOLD – Thank you!