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Los Castillo design Mexican silver monkey Necklace ~ Ozomahtli

on Jun 5, 2018 in archived

Based on a Los Castillo design the Mexican silver necklace at hand is a fun piece made in the 1950s. It is hallmarked only with Eagle 1 assay mark and since this was also used by the Los Castillo workshop, I will suggest that the necklace’s maker was probably a maestro who worked for them. I will also add that I believe the “mask” links represent Ozomahtli, the companion animal-spirit of Hochipilli, the Aztec god associated with music, dance, poetry and games. Beautifully made, in a design that does not come up very often, it is guaranteed to bring you joy and show you a good time…

 

Size/Weight: 15  3/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8″ wide; 46.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply signed with Eagle 1 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with careful finishing, attention to detail and good patina (you can always polish a little bit, if you prefer) and no damage or repairs noted

 

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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