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Los Castillo Mexican silver mixed metals figural Necklace ~ Taxco metales casados treasure

on Sep 6, 2018 in archived

I am very excited to be presenting this exceptional Los Castillo Mexican silver, copper and brass figural necklace today. Though mostly associated with Victoria (Ana Nunez de Brilanti) “metales casados”, as it seems, is one of the techniques that the Los Castillo experimented with and by the result in front of our collective eyes, they excelled in it too. This is a hefty, perfectly finished, thoroughly thought-out piece and the transition from copper to silver to brass is flawless. The “fallen god” with cascabeles is just the proverbial “cherry” on a tastefully put together, difficult to find Los Castillo necklace…

 

Size/Weight: 15″ inner circumference but because of its construction, it wears more like a 14 1/2″ necklace; pendant is 2 3/8″ wide and adds a 2 1/2″ drop to the necklace; 121.0 grams (on a postal scale)

Hallmarks / Date: marked with the taller’s name as well as “TAXCO” and “METALES CASTILLO”; I believe pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage, exhibiting craftsmanship of the highest caliber, impressive as it glows with a warm patina, with no damage or repairs noted – worthy of the best Mexican jewelry collection

 

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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