Signed with the initials of a listed yet still unidentified early Mexican maestros, this figural Deco brooch is a small masterpiece! I will suggest that it belongs in the group of jewelry which was inspired by the 1930s-40s revival of interest in everything “exotic” and “Oriental”, a development aided and abetted by successful Hollywood movies as well. What is there not to love about this repousse pirate with his dangling amethyst earring, his concerned eyes scouring the horizon for enemy ships, the hardness of the outlaw life clearly evident in the tightness of his lips…
Size / Weight: just above 1 3/4″ tall by 1 3/8″ wide; 10.0 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “J.P.” as well as “SILVER MEXICO”; pre-1948
Condition: excellent vintage with dramatic repoussage, fantastic patina and a design that does not come up often; no damage and no repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!