Los Ballesteros Mexican silver and amethyst modernist Dangle Earrings

on May 10, 2020 in archived

Dashing early modernist Mexican silver and amethyst earrings with the signature of the Los Ballesteros workshop, this set is a variation on the “clamshell” type of jewelry that was so popular with modernist Taxco maestros in the mid- to later 1940s. Having taken their name from the concave, clamshell-like silver platform within which semi-precious and polished hard-stones are housed, this sub-genre of Mexican beauties is characterized by absolute minimalism that is only tempered by the lusciousness of the stones. Yet when it comes down to the Los Ballesteros, you can count on them for an added twist – the classic Taxco addition of the repousse “question mark” station holding the dangle…


Size/Weight: 2 1/4″ long by 5/8″ wide; 20.8 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with the workshop’s logo as shown as well as “STERLING 925”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence, gorgeous stones and patina, with no damage and no repairs noted; simply … dashing!



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