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Los Castillo Mexican silver mozaico Azteca Necklace Earrings set

on Dec 3, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces, Rings/earrings

In their “mozaico Azteca” jewelry line the Los Castillo primarily combined sterling silver with azur-malachite inlay yet from time to time one stumbles upon a less often encountered piece in which high quality “peacock” abalone was used for the “mosaic”. This assembled demi comprised of necklace and earrings fits the last category – and it is perfect in its bare bones approach to design! Both components of the set stride the divide between late Deco and early modernism with their angularity and minimalism, the latter belied just a little by the playfulness of the flat bead adorning each earring…

 

Size/Weight: 15 5/8″ long (wearable) by 1/2″ wide and 52.0 grams for the necklace; earrings are 3/4″ wide by 5/8″ tall and 6.2 grams; total set weight 58.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with maker’s name as shown as well as “MOZAICO AZTECA”, “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”, des. no 201 and Eagle 15 on the necklace; earrings are des. no 74 and also bear the workshop’s name as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”; 1940s-50s

Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful abalone inlay in shimmering browns, blues and greens, great patina, no damage and no repairs noted – a fun, comfortable, easy to enjoy set

 

Offered at $235.00

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