An early Mexican maestro ( or workshop) about whom we don’t really know much other than that they worked both before and after 1948, Lico is one of those makers whose work does not come up often. I have had a few pieces with that signature in the past and they have been bold, big examples of very good repoussage. Here the scale is a little tamer than what I am used to with Lico jewelry but it results in a necklace that is as much a pleasure to look at as it is easy to wear. Longer than most Taxco chokers of this period, it can easily be lengthened with the addition of a sterling extension which I will be more than happy to provide, should you need it…
Size/Weight: 15 3/4″ long (wearable; once clasped it becomes a little roomier at just shy of 16″; easily lengthened to 20″ with a sterling extension that I can provide); 3/4″ wide; 52.5 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name “LICO” as well as “STERLING MEXICO”; pre-1948
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina and oxidation that renders the design three-dimensional, easy to wear, having nice presence and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!