Most probably designed by Salvador Teran when he worked for his cousins, the Los Castillo, this pair of Mexican modernist silver dangle earrings is not an easy set to find. Though the Los Castillo did not experiment as much in modernism as some other Taxco maestros and workshops they do count among their creations some amazing examples thanks to Teran’s genius. The exaggerated, elongated figures forming the earrings’ main body bear the surrealist stamp of Taxco’s foremost, in my opinion, modernist. The interplay between layering, oxidation and shadowbox construction that characterizes Teran’s work is here replaced by the juxtaposition of positive and negative space created by cut-work…
Size/Weight: 2″ long by 11/16″ wide; 12.4 grams (for the set)
Hallmarks / Date: “LOS CASTILLO TAXCO” and Eagle 15 assay mark; ca 1950
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, stunning presence and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!