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big Mexican Deco silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ berries on a branch

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I love these Mexican Deco “berries-on-a-branch” brooches! They are big and impressive and the berries come in different colors depending on the kind of agate used. I am always on the look-out for the best examples, the ones in which the silver branches are hefty and interestingly entwined and the berries made of good quality stone, rich in striations and color-variation. Admittedly a piece that requires a winter garment – it would be too heavy for a delicate silk blouse – yet one that would also look fabulous as a small work of art on your dressing table…   Size / Weight: 3 1/4″ wide by 3″ tall; 61.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO SILVER”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage, with juicy, semi-translucent agate beads full of interesting striations and nice color variation, with great patina and no damage or repairs noted...

splendid Mexican Deco silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ berries on a branch design

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Winter is the time for big, showy brooches and the Deco Mexican “berries on a branch” piece I am offering here will sweep you off your feet – not to mention, it will make a fabulous holiday gift for a loved one! The quality of the agate is the highest you can find in jewelry of this period – smoothly polished, rich in striations and color variation, the stones look like grapes ready to be savored… Learn more Size/Weight: 4  1/2″ wide by 3  1/8″ tall; 86.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with unbelievable presence, gorgeous stones and great patina – a fantastic example of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...