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Tono Piedra Negra Mexican silver figural Pin Brooch

on Oct 16, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Pins/brooches

A “piedra negra” Mexican silver brooch by Tono, one of the best in the technique, this is a sweet, smaller in size example . Tono designed many pieces with / for Cecilia but one can find his work without the latter’s signature as well. Here there is a second set of initials, that of “AG”, one of those maestros about whom we don’t know much but whose name can often be seen on Cecilia/Tono jewelry. What I love about this little brooch is the open mouth of the figure – you can’t see it against the black background but the opening goes all the way through. Is this a cry of anguish? Is it surprise? I don’t seem able to make up my mind…

 

Size / Weight: 1  1/8” tall by 1  1/2 wide (at its widest);  12.6 grams; excellent condition with good patina; your price $80

Hallmarks / Date: signed as shown with both the technique’s name as well as the two maestros’ marks, and des. no T134; pre-1948

Condition: excellent condition with good patina, all the elements in their securely in their place, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#15252

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