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Salvador Teran Mexican silver modernist Earrings ~ azur malachite inlay

on Mar 28, 2020 in archived

A pair of leaves made out of sterling silver and inlaid with azur-malachite this set of Salvador Teran earrings remains true to the absolute minimalism that characterizes his jewelry. It never ceases to amaze me how, with just a few pencil strokes, talented designers can impart the freshness of a green leaf, the way it curls to collect the rain, the texture of its serrated edge. Here the thin ribbon of stone, seamlessly set into the foliate body, is the only element of color, a tiny window that allows us a stolen glimpse in the dark, blueish green woodland shadows…

 

Size/Weight: 1 1/2″ long by just shy of 7/8″ wide; 16.0 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: signed with maker’s name in script as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO” alongside Eagle 36 assay mark and des. no 200; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, beautiful color in the stone inlay that is in great shape as well, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#14460

 

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