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SOLD Carved Sheen Obsidian Mask and Pendant

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1950's
$128.00

OUTSTANDING Sheen Obsidian hand crafted Mexican brooch or pendant. Totally spectacular shadowbox sterling silver headdress, smooth carved sheen obsidian mask and sterling earrings. This Taxco made brooch is a large three dimensional bpiece, the headdress sits in an arc above the stone dome. The obdisian has a very dark glossy green sheen to it. Safety clasp at the back and a pendant hook if you'd like to wear it on a chain - circa 1950's, this Eagle 3 marked brooch is signed.

Item Details

Size

3,5cm x 6.5cm (including earrings) and sits about 1.8cm high.

Weight

21 Grams

Hallmark

Eagle 3, Taxo Mexico PJB in a circle that says Taxco, Mexico 925

Materials

Obsidian, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage ring.

About this Piece

Mexican Tribal Mask

The carved tribal mask was popularised in the Art Deco period in Mexican jewellery. Inspired by the pre-columbian Aztec and Mayan civilisations and carved out of various stones - onyx, calcite, amethyst, tiger's eye, sometimes cast in bronze or copper - the mask features in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.

Obsidian

Obsidian is a hard, glass-like volcanic rock produced when lava cools very rapidly without crystallisation. It can come in a variety of dark colours and sheens.