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Mexican Deco Matl style jeweled silver “palomas” Hand Mirror

on Mar 27, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Uncategorized

Early Mexican Deco silver repousse “palomas” hand mirror wrought in the Mexico City style associated with Matilde Poulat and her workshop. I love the patina this little treasure has acquired over its long life – it is so dark and intense, it makes the mirror look like it has escaped from an ancient fairy tale to adorn our modern reality. Nice detail in the repoussage of the two birds, sweet little turquoise cabs and pyramid-cut amethysts stand out against the darkened silver. Whether in your handbag or on your vanity, this is a miniature work of art…

 

Size/Weight: just shy of 4 3/4″ tall by 2 3/8″ wide; 39.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker not marked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with very dark patina (a good jeweler could always polish it for you), with its mirror in great shape and absolutely useable, all the stones present and securely set in their bezels, with no damage nor any repairs noted

 

Offered at $275.00

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