Salvador Teran Mexican silver modernist Earrings ~ moon and star

on Aug 23, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings

An iconic design for Salvador Teran, the “moon and star” looks as if it floated out of our childhood dreams, out of that world where there are no sharp edges and everything has a reassuring face. Yet it is also one of the most recognizable creations in Taxco’s modernist design index. I love the cartoonish cut-outs, the darkness of the nocturnal sky, the way the moon curves over the little star as if to tuck it in for the night…


Size / Weight: 1  1/4″ by 1″; 19.2 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: badly stamped maker’s initials, “925 MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-70s

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, no damage or repairs noted and one of the sweetest modernist designs ever



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