huge Mexican Deco silver repousse Pin Brooch ~ Matl style double rose with amethyst

on Nov 30, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Pins/brooches

By definition romantic and delicate flowers in Mexican silver jewelry have a distinctly powerful presence that attracts the eye and holds the gaze captive. And when a piece is wrought in the Mexico City style of repoussage like the brooch at hand, those floral motifs acquire an earthy fleshiness that defies all notions of fragility and helplessness – just like the independent, daring female of the Deco revolution! The execution of the double roses in this pin reminds me a lot of the way Matilde Poulat treated her roses yet the tell-tale chasing is more discrete here and limited to the outer row of petals while the rest of the flowers as well as the thorny stems and leaves are more in line with Taxco’s version of the technique…


Size/Weight: 3 5/8″ tall by 3″ wide; 35.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “MEXICO SILVER”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful repoussage that is quite pronounced and three-dimensional, having warm, glowing patina, a beautiful amethyst stone and no damage noted; I believe that the actual pin and clasp on the back are replacements – brooches of this period typically have a hook-and-pin closure but the one here has some age to it and works perfectly


Offered at $75.00

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