long Miguel Melendez Mexican silver modernist Earrings ~ tiered chandeliers with tiger’s eye teardrops

on Aug 21, 2017 in archived

Stunning set of 1950s Miguel Melendez Mexican silver and tiger’s eye earrings in a multi-tiered chandelier design, this is a pair for the daring female. Having started his career at Spratling’s Las Delicias and then worked for the Los Castillo before ending up as manager of Margot’s workshop, Melendez ventured on his own in 1953 and, in my opinion, he was at his best when he created modernist jewelry. Warm, golden caramel and brown hues give a magical brilliance to the tiger’s eye teardrops while the proportions of the sterling latticework capture the eye at first sight…


Size/Weight: 3″ long by 2 7/8″ wide; 25.5 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Melendez’s initial “m” as well as “STERLING TAXCO MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted, gorgeous patina and ravishing looks



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