Los Castillo Mexican silver-plated “pluma Azteca” figural Wall Plate

on Jul 23, 2020 in archived

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


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