Jose Anton is the Taxco maestro who created the Mexican Deco silver repousse brooch I am presenting here. A well-listed, early contributor to Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, Anton is known for his prowess at the art of repoussage and his magical way of incorporating semi-precious stones in his jewelry. Here, however, he follows in the direction of the Los Castillo workshop and embellishes his oval “story-telling” pin with a band of azur-malachite inlay in the “Mozaico Azteca” style. I can almost feel the tiredness of the campesino couple as they return home after a day of back-breaking work in the fields hoping for a warm meal and a restful night…
Size/Weight: 2 1/4″ long by 1 1/2″ tall; 18.9 grams
Hallmarks / Date: “ANTON” and “STERLING TAXCO”; 1940s
Condition: excellent vintage with a very evocative scene adorning it, nicely detailed and fairy-tale like, having beautiful inlay and great patina; no damage and no repairs
SOLD – Thank you!