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Mexican silver modernist Necklace Earrings set, Ledesma style Taxco niello

on Oct 6, 2018 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces, Rings/earrings

In the style closely associated with Enrique Ledesma yet signed by one of his contemporary Taxco maestros this stunning sterling silver necklace and earrings set epitomizes the slick modernism of Mexico’s mid-century. Designs in this genre capitalize on the stark contrast between highly polished, reflective silver and dark, heavily oxidized surfaces and the visual drama that it creates. Here curved lines and angles, light and darkness come together and then veer off in opposing directions like brushstrokes on a minimalist canvas…

 

Size/Weight: approx. 15″ long (wearable; difficult to measure accurately due to the dip in the necklace’s front); central station is 3  1/8″ wide with a drop of 2  3/4″; earrings are approx. 1  1/4″ square; 62.0 grams (for the set on a postal scale)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “HMO” as well as Eagle 3 assay mark on one earring; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with the slickest, most minimalist design, stunningly beautiful, with great patina (you can always polish the non-nielloed surfaces a little more, if you want), with no damage or repairs noted

 

Offered at $270.00

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