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Deco Mexican silver repousse Dragons Necklace and Earrings set ~ Los Castillo design

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Based on the Los Castillo “Chinese Dragons” design which was most probably created by Margot de Taxco during her “Far Eastern” period, the necklace and earrings set at hand is not signed for maker yet exhibits the careful, meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail for which jewelry from that period is know and sought after. Unusually long the necklace is perfect for those of us who love Mexican Deco jewelry but not necessarily chokers while the earrings are guaranteed to add that “dragon lady” mystique to an otherwise ordinary day! Very good detail, careful finishing and great patina that accentuates the already oxidized recesses in the repoussage and renders the demi more sculptural…   Size/Weight: 21″ long (you could easily have it taken down to 18″ by removing one link on either side); central “dragons”...

Mexican silver koi fish by pass Ring ~ Margot de Taxco dsgn

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Based on one of Margot de Taxco’s Japanese-inspired designs (and a very difficult ring to find with her signature!), this Mexican silver by pass ring is signed by one of her contemporaries, a listed maestro who remains among the still unidentified contributors to Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. I wrote some time ago that by pass rings seem to me to be the equivalent of the “toi et moi” rings that became popular at the beginning of the 19th c. in Europe. The design here combines in an unexpected way romanticism and a sense of humor with the cartoon-like, heart-faced koi fish frolicking in the water in a silvery courtship dance…   Size / Weight: sz 9.5 US (resizable upwards); face is 1 5/8″ N-S and 7/8″ E-W; 7.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “EMF” as well as “SILVER TAXCO MEX 925” and Eagle 3...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver “roses” Ring ~ des. no 5194

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Margot de Taxco’s design no 5194, her “roses” parure, is one of her most romantic, “feminine” creations. There is something so tactile about the small silver flowers linking together to make up necklaces, bracelets and brooches that brings a certain kind of “first love” warmth to your heart and put a smile on your face. Quite often combined with hearts and cupids, the “roses” are the quintessentially “lovers’ jewelry” motif. The design’s appeal seems to have lasted for a long time since most of the parure’s components show up often enough – except for the ring, which follows the rule about Margot rings: there just aren’t enough around. Yet here it is – discretely sweet, beautifully made, gracefully aged. Is it time to … smell the roses?   Size/Weight: sz 6 US (easily...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver horse Pin Brooch, des. no 5160

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For all the horse-lovers out there this majestic Margot de Taxco Mexican silver brooch is a must-have! There is something about her des. 5160 that makes one see the muscles in that strong neck, smell the warmth of the animal’s mane, feel the tension as it waits for the go-ahead so it can run like the wind. Masterful repoussage, great design, deep chasing that makes the horse come alive and the patina you want to see on a well-loved, well-cared for silver brooch of this vintage. Magical…   Size/Weight: 2″ tall by 1 5/16″ wide; 16.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Margot’s signature as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”, des. 5160 and Eagle 16 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with strong sculptural appeal, fantastic patina, no damage and no repairs noted Inv.#14853   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about...

rare Margot de Taxco Mexican silver enamel Ring ~ yin and yang des. no 5170

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It is a rare occurrence to find a Margot de Taxco ring – some designs do crop up from time to time but to come upon her “yin and yang” design no 5170 is quite a strike of luck! Out of her enamel creations, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite not only because of the “balanced” motif but mainly because of the soul-soothing colors it comes in. Primordial white and black with gold and metallic molten caramel glisten contained in their silver cloisons, dotted with graduated sterling circles. I think its serene beauty and its rarity make up for that little bit of wear in the glazed surface of the two middle bands…   Size/Weight: sz 5.75 US (easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 1 1/8″ N-S by 3/4″ E-W; 11.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: Margot’s Eagle 16 assay mark as well as des. no 5170; her signature is not present but...