vintage Taxco M Mondragon 980 silver Necklace Mexican fertility motif

on Sep 10, 2014 in archived


Having started his career at Spratling’s Las Delicias Maximiliano Mondragon was an accomplished maestro whose work does not surface often yet is sought after for its high quality and the fine silver he liked to use in his workshop. Carefully hand-cut out of thick gauge silver sheet the links of the “fertility” necklace at hand are deeply chased and accented with beading.

Fine quality and a rare signature all in one…

PS: A pair of matching earrings by a different maker is also available as you can see in one of the photos – if you love sets, just ask about them!


Size/Weight: 15″ long (wearable; actual length is 15  1/4″) by 5/8″ wide; 84.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “MM” attributed to Mondragon, Eagle 1 assay mark and “980 TAXCO MEXICO STERLING”; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with impressive sculpturality, impeccable finishing, great patina and no flaws noted – a rare example to find by Mondragon



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