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massive Los Ballesteros Mexican silver citrine Pendant Necklace

on Jul 25, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

Massive Los Ballesteros Mexican silver pendant, layered, adorned with beading and oxidation, in a convex shape that pushes the huge citrine centering it out at you – this is one of the most impressive pendants of theirs I have seen. For me it betrays a distinct Spanish Colonial influence as it based on the ornate order medals royals around the world like to bestow on select individuals to show favor and appreciation. The heavy silver-work is lightened by the cut-outs in it but matched by the huge faceted citrine that adorns it in a hefty crown setting. I have paired it with a hand-made, appropriately hefty – albeit of a newer vintage – sterling silver chain so it can be enjoyed immediately as the striking necklace that it makes for…

 

Size / Weight: pendant is 3″ long (without the bail) by 2 5/8″ wide; with the bail it adds a 3 1/2″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 24 1/4″ long; 80.4 grams (for the set; pendant alone is 57.2 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: taller’s logo as shown, “HECHO EN MEXICO” and “STERLING 925”; chain is not marked yet tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality; pre-1948 for pendant while chain is newer

Condition: excellent vintage with a certain “regal” quality about it, fantastic patina and exquisite workmanship, a gorgeous stone and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#14956/15125

Offered at $395.00

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