Mexican Deco silver carved amethyst hand and tulip Pin Brooch

on Dec 14, 2018 in Mexican and Latin American, Pins/brooches

Possibly the most “classic” in the Mexican Deco jewelry design index, the “hand and tulip” is steeped in the Spanish Colonial tradition and in its 20th c. revival closely associated with William Spratling. Beloved in the Victorian era, the specific design seems to enjoy timeless appeal on both sides of the Atlantic and in its Mexican version instead of a rose, the hand proffers a carved amethyst tulip. Executed en repoussage and anonymous in our case, it ends in an ornate “lace” cuff that seems to be emerging from a sea of satin ribbon…


Size/Weight: 2 1/4″ long by 1 3/8″ wide (at the ribbon part); 20.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “STERLING MEXICO”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with a big, rich purple carved amethyst, very nicely executed repoussage, with no damage in the stone nor the silver work and good patina



Offered at $98.00

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