Jose Anton Mexican Deco silver repousse Pin Brooch, mozaico azteca inlay

on Nov 4, 2018 in archived


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



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