Sterling silver inlaid with azur-malachite, here with browns and greens dominating, this set of vintage Mexican earrings is out of the Los Castillo “mozaico Azteca” line. I find jewelry created with this technique fascinating – the array of colors in the inlay is wide and rich, allowing the same piece to re-create itself as it plays with the changing light. That playfulness is here taken to a higher level with the addition of musical cascabeles, four on each earring, that will fill the air with cheery notes whenever you move your head…
Size/Weight: 1 1/2″ long (including the cascabeles) by 1″ wide; 15.2 grams (for the set)
Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with the workshop’s signature as well as “TAXCO”, des. no 158 and Eagle 15 assay mark; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, a graphic, eye-catching design, warm, earthy colors in the inlay and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!