Finding a Los Castillo “pluma Azteca” wall plate is a welcome surprise – most of the pieces available in this form are usually smaller and fall under the category of “trinket” catchers. Yet the figural example at hand is full-size, part of the workshop’s “plateado” (silver-plated”) line of decorative pieces for the hip mid-century homes. That intention is, I believe, evident in the modernist interpretation of the figural design at hand – though pointing back to Mexico’s ancient societies, the couple toiling in the fields is rendered with a minimalist “brush” (for lack of a better word) that is in a way belied by the intensity of the colors in the feathers…
Size / Weight: 8 5/8″ in diameter
Hallmarks / Date: “LOS CASTILLO”, “HECHO EN MEXICO” and “PLUMA AZTECA” along with a des. no that is not easily read; 1950s-60s
Condition: very good vintage with strong, vibrant color in the feathers, the protective resin in the back in excellent shape, with the silver-plating almost intact except for a small area on the back of the plate which is shown in a detail photo, no damage and no repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!