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Victoria Mexican silver noblemen Necklace and Earrings set ~ Taxco mixed metals design

on Apr 12, 2018 in archived

Masterfully crafted this vintage Victoria Mexican “noblemen” set is comprised of a necklace and matching earrings. One of the most talented Taxco designers albeit not as glamorous as some of her colleagues, Ana Nunez de Brilanti is at her best in her “mixed metals” (metales casados) creations, an example of which I am presenting here. Very difficult to achieve in the flawless, seamless way Victoria was able to do with her jewelry, this is a complicated technique and it took her many years of study and experimentation to perfect it. In our “noblemen” design she combines copper and brass with silver in two different finishes and the result is stunning…

 

Size/Weight: 15″ long (wearable); “noblemen” station is 4″ wide with a drop of 2″; width at the chain 1/2″; earrings are 1  3/4″ long by 7/8″ wide; 46.8 grams (for the set; necklace alone is 37.2 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING”, Eagle 2 assay mark and des. no 226 on necklace; earrings are marked “Cony”, “VICTORIA MEXICO TAXCO”, “METALES” and a des no that is either “161” or “191”; 1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with exquisite craftsmanship, amazing detail and beautiful patina that allows all metals and finishes to show (there are no unsightly “stains” in the metals but the surfaces are very reflective and you can see the shadow of the camera in some photos); please note that the necklace seems to have been shortened in the past so one side of the chain has one link more than the other but that does not affect the way the necklace wears nor how it displays

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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