Sigi Pineda Mexican silver amethyst Pin Brooch ~ Taxco modernist angelfish

on Mar 23, 2020 in archived

Classic 1960s Sigi Pineda Mexican silver modernist brooch in a design that looks to me like an angelfish albeit rendered in the most minimalist fashion. I consider Sigi’s “niello” line one of the most inspired periods in his admittedly long and prolific career. I find that the metallic black/grey oxidation applied to some of the silver surfaces adds unsurpassed depth and sculpturality, something that in more traditionally crafted pieces is achieved by repoussage and hand-chasing. The fluidity of lines in this specific brooch is so strong, one can almost feel the water parting to allow the fish to swim on…


Size/Weight: 2  3/4″ long by 1 1/8″ tall; 17.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked with Sigi’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING HECHO EN MEXICO”, des. no 50 and Eagle 36 assay mark; 1960s

Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching design, perfect execution, its oxidation in great shape as well and no damage or repairs noted



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