Mexican Deco silver and amethyst repousse starburst Necklace

on Jan 15, 2019 in archived

Beautifully made Mexican Deco sterling silver repousse necklace, its pendant shaped as a starburst with three big, teardrop amethysts, this is not a design that comes up very often. I would not be exaggerating if I said that the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship evident here bespeak the anonymous maestro’s command over their art. Just note the graduated levels that form the starburst and the way the little silver sphere at the center of the chain links softens the austere geometry of the lozenge. The stones are open-backed to make the most of the light and the whole ensemble a pleasure to wear and to behold…


Size/Weight: 17″ long (wearable); starburst pendant is 2 3/4″ wide and adds a drop of 2 1/4″ to the chain; 41.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker (which baffles me!) but marked “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” with des. no 2001 on an applied tab; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with very good craftsmanship, great design, warmly glowing patina and richly colored, big stone; no damage and no repairs noted


SOLD – Thank you!

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