modernist Mexican silver figural Pin Brooch in a Ledesma for Los Castillo design

on Jul 25, 2018 in archived

With a distinctly modernist twist to what seems to be a figure derived from Mexico’s pre-Colombian history, this vintage Taxco silver brooch is based on a design that can also be found with the Los Castillo signature. I believe that in fact, it was created for them by Enrique Ledesma during the time the latter worked in their taller. The example at hand is made by a different, listed yet still largely unknown to us, Taxco maestro. I am especially attracted to the intense, almost exaggerated facial features, the highly stylized rendition of the arms and the overall “otherworldliness” of the figure…


Size/Weight: 2  3/4″ long by 1  3/8″ wide; 13.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “CD” as shown as well as “STERLING TAXCO 925”; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with a silky, glowing patina, very nicely made, with no damage or repairs noted



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