Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver modernist Earrings

By in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings |

Made in the 1950s-60s this set of modernist Enrique Ledesma earrings is circular in shape with oxidized “niello”-type backgrounds on which figural appliqués have been affixed. I read these birds as ducks but they might be pelicans (even though the motif is more frequent in Peruvian jewelry of the same period). Ledesma’s figurals have a child-like quality sometimes and I think we are looking at one of those cases here. The oxidation on the pair is in excellent shape (please excuse the reflections!) and the set such a treat to the eyes and easy to wear…   Size / Weight: just shy of 1″ in diameter; 13.5 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date:  fully signed with Ledesma’s signature alongside Eagle 3 and des. No 12; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage, sweet in size and easy to wear, with great patina, their oxidation in very good shape and no damage or repairs noted...