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Mexican Deco Matl style jeweled silver “palomas” Hand Mirror

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Early Mexican Deco silver repousse “palomas” hand mirror wrought in the Mexico City style associated with Matilde Poulat and her workshop. I love the patina this little treasure has acquired over its long life – it is so dark and intense, it makes the mirror look like it has escaped from an ancient fairy tale to adorn our modern reality. Nice detail in the repoussage of the two birds, sweet little turquoise cabs and pyramid-cut amethysts stand out against the darkened silver. Whether in your handbag or on your vanity, this is a miniature work of art…   Size/Weight: just shy of 4 3/4″ tall by 2 3/8″ wide; 39.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker not marked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with very dark patina (a good jeweler could always polish it for you), with its...

Reveri style Mexican Deco silver lariat Necklace with repousse tips

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Quite unusual in its combination of design elements, this Mexican Deco sterling silver lariat necklace is not signed yet it is easily recognized as a Taxco beauty. Generously proportioned, the repousse tips are fleshy and masterfully crafted and the elegantly slender chain interrupted by small sterling beads in equal intervals. Should I venture suggest Reveriano Castillo as the necklace’s possible maestro? He is known for having favored this form and the workmanship definitely supports the attribution…   Size/Weight: total length 36 1/2″; tips are 2″ tall by 1″ wide; 36.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked yet guaranteed to be of sterling quality; not signed for maker but possibly a Reveriano (Reveri) Castillo piece; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, no damage or repairs noted and just the slightest traces of old jeweler’s...