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Mexican Deco silver and copper Necklace ~ dimpled dot tulips

on Jul 18, 2020 in archived

Generously long, with a hefty chain and an unusual stylized floral design, this early Mexican Deco necklace combines silver and copper in a playful yet still bold way. The graduated tulip links bring to my mind classic representations of the flower in Ottoman art – the blooms are slender and tall as opposed to the hybrids we are used today which are shorter and rounder. The minimalism of the floral links is set off by the cheerfulness of the mixed metals dangles, each made up of four “dimpled dot” repousse semi-spheres. I still cannot get over the “seriousness” of the thick, handmade chain. What a way to keep flowers around your neck…

PS: The matching bracelet is also available and will be offered shortly –
if you don’t see it, please ask!

Size / Weight: 18″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 18 1/2″ (can easily accept an extension, if more length is needed); floral part is 8 1/4″ long and adds a drop that varies between 2″ and 2 5/8″ (including the dangles); 71.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER MEXICO” and “STERLING”; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with an unusual design, great patina and generous presence, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#14979

SOLD – Thank you!

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