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
SOLD – Thank you!