huge Mexican Deco silver repousse horse Pin Brooch ~ Davis design with teal glass cabs

on Oct 15, 2019 in archived

A silver tribute to circus equines this Mexican Deco silver repousse horse brooch is a design that I have seen bearing Fred Davis’s signature. That example was executed in sterling alone without the rather rare addition of the foiled teal glass cabochon mane our creature is endowed with. Despite the bare-bones rendition of the horse’s figure, the brooch somehow succeeds in conveying a sense of powerful motion, just barely restrained so the animal can perform its routine. The specific piece started its life with a vermeil finish yet it was partially (and in an ugly way, I should say) gone thanks to a previous owner’s attempt to remove it. So I had to trust my jeweler to take away what was left of it so now you can see the slick sterling body with just a hint of old gold in the recesses of the design…


Size/Weight: 4 1/2 tall by 2 1/4″ wide; 20.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER” and “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with no damage nor unsightly repairs noted, crystalline color in the glass cabs whose foiling is still in good shape, big, bold and beautiful, ready to be worn and enjoyed again; please read the description above for more info on the original vermeil finish that has been removed


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