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Plateros early Sigi Pineda Mexican silver Pin Brooch ~ mod guitarist

on Mar 7, 2020 in archived

An early example of Sigi Pineda’s minimalist work, this figural brooch was made shortly after the maestro ventured out on his own by opening his first shop called “Plateros” in 1952. Taken down to the barest of bones the form of the guitarist is here delineated by the brooch’s raised rim, the whiteness of the silver dramatically contrasting with the musician’s oxidized body. There is nothing excessive here yet the eye can translate the image as easy as breeze and the result is powerful as all good minimalist design is…

 

Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ tall by 2″ wide; 11.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with Sigi’s early “PLATEROS” mark as well as “TAXCO” and “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”; though there is no Eagle assay mark, the brooch must date in the years right after 1952, when “Plateros” was opened unless Sigi started using this mark even before 1948

Condition: excellent vintage with powerful design, the oxidation in great shape and no damage or repairs noted

 

Inv.#15000

 

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