One of the few female designers of Taxco’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance we know of, Victoria (Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti) is famous among Mexican jewelry lovers for having perfected the art of Metales Casados, the mixed or married metals technique that the Los Castillo re-introduced in silversmithing. The big figural combination brooch / pendant at hand bespeaks that prowess but also demonstrates the ability of her workshop to create sculptural, almost life-like portraits of the country’s ancient inhabitants. Fierce to behold as he stands in front of us in full regalia yet so serene with his eyes closed as if meditating, the long gone Maya warrior is one of Victoria’s masterpieces…
Size/Weight: 2 3/4″ tall by 2″ wide; 27.6 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name and “MEXICO TAXCO” as well as “Cony”, Eagle 12 assay mark, “STERLING” and des. no 577; late 1950s-1960s
Condition: excellent vintage with incredible scuplturality, craftsmanship of the highest caliber and perfect finishing, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted – a veritable miniature work of art
SOLD – Thank you!