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Mexican Deco silver repousse deity Pin Brooch with turquoise

on Aug 5, 2020 in archived

Regally bearing the weight of his ornate headdress this vintage Mexican Deco repousse “mask” has to be the effigy of a mighty god. Though anonymous (as were other examples of the same design I have had over the years), the brooch is masterfully crafted, the silver-sheet used to make it has good thickness and the cleverly applied oxidation adds drama and depth to the design. The splash of color coming from the three bezel-set turquoise cabs is welcome and in a way lightens the heaviness of the pronouncement about to come out of the divine mouth…

 

Size / Weight: 2  1/2″ square; 31.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER MEXICO”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with bold, confident repoussage, patina to die for and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#15167

SOLD – Thank you!

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