rare Margot de Taxco Mexican silver enamel Ring ~ yin and yang des. no 5170

on Mar 7, 2020 in archived

It is a rare occurrence to find a Margot de Taxco ring – some designs do crop up from time to time but to come upon her “yin and yang” design no 5170 is quite a strike of luck! Out of her enamel creations, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite not only because of the “balanced” motif but mainly because of the soul-soothing colors it comes in. Primordial white and black with gold and metallic molten caramel glisten contained in their silver cloisons, dotted with graduated sterling circles. I think its serene beauty and its rarity make up for that little bit of wear in the glazed surface of the two middle bands…


Size/Weight: sz 5.75 US (easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 1 1/8″ N-S by 3/4″ E-W; 11.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: Margot’s Eagle 16 assay mark as well as des. no 5170; her signature is not present but this might be due either to a previous re-sizing or merely to the fact that not all pieces in a Margot parure bore all of her usual hallmarks; 1960s

Condition: good vintage with some wear to the outer layer of the gold and caramel enamels that does not go all the way to the silver underneath them, however – the color is still there; it is just the glaze layer that has been affected in some spots; great patina, great design – a rare Margot find for your jewelry box




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