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Taxco Deco Mexican silver amethyst Pill Box ~ siesta men

on Jan 10, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Uncategorized

Pill boxes are among my must-have “needful things”. There is always one in my purse and several around the house at all times. The early Taxco Deco example I am presenting here is adorned by a double figural applique and centered by a saturated purple amethyst cabochon. Deep in their midday slumber, the two campesinos are accentuated by oxidation and patina that makes the applique stand out in a dramatic way. I love the pyramidal shape of the lid and the warm glow the sterling box has developed over its long – and undoubtedly useful – life…

 

Size/Weight: 1 11/16″ long by 1 1/8″ wide by 7/16″ tall (on the sides – the center is a little taller); 19.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: ” TAXCO SILVER”; pre-1948

Condition: very good vintage with great patina, a darling figural theme and a beautiful stone; the lid stays securely closed and there is no damage nor any repairs noted

Inv.#14984

 

Offered at $65.00

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