We have similar Mexican, Taxco, and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Megan E. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Markings: "Silver Made in Mexico" on the back of the brooch. Gram Weight : 15.1 Grams.Color: Opaque, with bright blue hues and natural brown inclusions. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Smooth and polished bead. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin, Necklace Pendant.
Closure Type: Pin Stem with an open "C" Clasp. Handmade during the Art Deco era by a talented Taxco silversmith in Mexico. Features a sterling silver Taxco bird, made using repousse metalworking to bent the wings of the bird and to hollow out the body. The bird dangles from a geometric triangle bale, with a single lovely turquoise stone.
Can be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. Completed with an open "C" clasp for secure and comfortable wear.
Piece can be worn as a pin brooch or a necklace pendant. There is tarnish buildup in the crevices of the piece, and it could benefit from a light cleaning to remove it. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco.
Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Mexican TAXCO Bird Pendant Pin Brooch 15.1g" is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.