Salvador Teran Mexican silver surrealist portrait Pendant Necklace

on May 9, 2020 in archived

Salvador Teran is, in my opinion, the most inspired of the Taxco modernists. His work is complex and layered; his juxtaposition of deeply oxidized and shiny silver surfaces reminiscent of the chiaroscuro in earlier European paitings; his surrealist figures a priceless treasure when one finds them. Playfully articulated, the “portrait of a man” (I will call it) forming the pendant in the rare necklace at hand is the epitome of Teran’s design genius as is the hand-made chain alluding to pre-Colombian motifs…


Size/Weight: pendant is 3” long by 1  3/8” wide; chain is 22  3/4” long; 50.1 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: Teran’s name in script as well as “MEXICO STERLING” and des. no 136; no Eagle assay mark but I will say ca 1950

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, fantastic design and execution, the oxidation in almost perfect shape, with no damage nor any repairs noted



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