A pre-1948 Matl design Mexican silver repousse necklace adorned with channel and bezel set turquoise, amethyst and coral cabochons, this is a piece signed by CEL, a well-known yet still unidentified maestro. All of CEL’s jewelry that I have seen is done in the Mexico City-style repousse, more specifically emulating Matilde Poulat’s jeweled work. The necklace at hand, being an early example of his creations, exhibits a high quality of workmanship with nice repoussage, attention to detail and finishing and with a selection of stones that have beautiful colors. Please note the ornate clasp that mirrors the combination of materials in the central station…
Size/Weight: 20 1/2″ long (wearable; can easily be shortened, if you wish, by having a couple of chain links taken out); doves and flower pot section 4 1/2″ square (including the dangles); 81.3 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials as well as “STERLING MEXICO” and “925”; 1930s-40s
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, no damage or repairs noted, all its stones present and accounted for and stunning presence
SOLD – Thank you!