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Mexican Deco silver carved obsidian idol dangle Earrings

on Aug 5, 2020 in archived

Unusual in that it features full-body carved obsidian idols as opposed to the more common “masks”, this set of Mexican Deco silver earrings matches a pendant in the same design I sold some time ago and can still be found in the Archives here. The work of a listed yet unidentified early maestro, the pair was made in Mexico City which had an earlier start than Taxco in the country’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. If one looks carefully under the right light, the otherwise black obsidian will reveal some of its hidden silvery depths…

 

Size / Weight: 2  1/4″ long by 7/8″ wide; 21.4 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO D.F.”; not hallmarked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence, nice patina and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#15209

SOLD – Thank you!

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