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Victoria Mexican silver mixed metals Egyptian Revival Necklace ~ Ana Nunez de Brilanti

on Jul 10, 2020 in archived

The art of “metales casados” (mixed or married metals) was practiced by several Taxco workshops yet I think Victoria was its queen. Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti combined copper, silver and brass not only to design exquisite jewelry but also hollowware of various kinds and decorative objects. In the necklace presented here she seems to be inspired by Egyptian Revival motifs which is not unusual for her – there are at least a couple of other parures she created that follow in that same path. Distinctly Art Deco in its theme yet also slick and minimalist in the way of the modernists, the necklace wears like silk thanks to its ingenious articulation hidden behind the rectangular brass links…

 

PS: The matching bracelet is also available and will be listed shortly –
if you don’t see it, please ask!

 

Size / Weight: 15 1/4″ long (wearable); central links station is 3″ wide with a 1 1/4″ drop; width at chain is 3/8″; 45.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Victoria’s logo as well as “MEXICO TAXCO”, “STERLING”, des. no 218 and Eagle 12 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with impeccable workmanship, exquisite patina and no damage or repairs noted

Inv.#15083

SOLD – Thank you!

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