Casa Prieto Mexican silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ leaf and berry repousse

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Based on Avenida Juarez in Mexico City, Casa Prieto is one of those talleres that we don’t know much about but their jewelry, early and bold, can be stunning. The brooch at hand, big and beautifully crafted in a leaf-and-berry design, is perfect for the winter when bulky clothing requires equally impressive accessories…   Size/Weight: 4  1/8″ by 1  7/8″; 30.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed in early raised letters with partial maker’s name as well as “AVE JUAREZ 40” and “MEXICO D.F.”; tests as silver and is guaranteed to be of sterling quality; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching size, bold repoussage, a nice polished agate cab and great patina.   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

big Parra Mexican silver and blue agate Dragonfly Pin Brooch

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A book-piece design, this big dragonfly silver and agate brooch bears the signature of Horacio de la Parra, a maestro whose work has never disappointed me in its quality of materials and level of craftsmanship. A not-so-often found brooch, the example at hand is even more unusual because of the almost robin’s egg blue color of the stones… Learn more Size/Weight: 3  3/8″ wide by 2  1/4″ long; 15.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO D.F. 925”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina and no flaws noted SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...