Gomez Mexican silver and turquoise moth Pin Brooch ~ Matl style

on Feb 17, 2019 in archived

Big and bold in its repoussage this early Mexico City style silver and turquoise brooch is signed by maestro Gomez and emulates Matilde Poulat’s coveted “moth” design. Stippling, chasing and oxidation render the design three-dimensional in a most dramatic way, an indication that this is an early example of this type of repoussage. There is nothing about it I don’t love – the patina, the beautiful color in the turquoise and its rich veining. A classic Mexico City brooch by one of the best maestros in the so-called “Matl school”…


Size/Weight: 2 1/4″ wide by 1 5/8″ tall; 17.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO STERLING”; 1930s

Condition: excellent vintage with the silversmith’s journey on the piece dramatically obvious, with the patina you want to see on a piece of this period that has been well-loved and well-taken care of, a beautiful, big stone and no damage or repairs noted


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