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
SOLD – Thank you!