Handcrafted in the 1990s, this is a beautiful example of a modernist sterling silver Taxco brooch. The minimalist design resembles a bottle opener or a wave, and pops when worn on black!
Taxco silver is highly coveted and collectible with a high quality of craftsmanship in each piece. Taxco is a tiny town between Acapulco and Mexico City with a long mining history. In the late 1920s, a highway finally extended to Taxco which enabled William Spratling, a gentleman from the US, to find the town and discover the potential in the artisan community. He invited great metalsmiths to join him in apprenticing young artists, and the world took notice of the divine craftsmanship in the jewelry produced.
The brooch is in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the silver shows fine lines and marks typical of vintage jewelry. The silver has moderate patina which I have left unpolished, but would be happy to polish up upon request. The back of the piece is stamped TC-137 MEXICO 925. The T is for Taxco, the C is for the artist’s initials, and 137 is their registration number. The clasp modern safety clasp and hinge are fully functional.
The brooch measures 2-9/16″ long and 1-1/4″ tall. The brooch weighs 19.10 grams.
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