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SOLD Elegant Mexican Art Deco Necklace

Sold Vintage Jewellery
1940's

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$339.00

Really lovely, handmade Mexican necklace. Seven elegant smooth Green Onyx or Chalcedony links set in a repousse ball setting, hand made links and a simple j clasp. Hand crafted in the silver capital, Taxco circa 1930s - 1940s.

Lovely rich green tones and beautiful design.

Size:

Weight:
39 Grams

Hallmark:

Materials:
Sterling Silver + Green Onyx or Chalcedony

Condition Report:

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length 50cm / Each Stone Link 4.5cm x 1cm

Weight

39 Grams

Hallmark

Taxco 925

Materials

Chalcedony, 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.

About this Piece

Taxco

High in the hills of southern Mexico is a small town named Taxco, rich in silver deposits with a history of mining and silver smithing, this town has produced some of the world's finest design and workmanship in vintage jewellery. The Mexican Revolution (a long and bloody civil war) ended in the 1930's leaving people and produce able to move freely for the first time in 30 years. American architect William Spratling, enamoured with the towns skills and resources, helps to reinvigorate the silver industry by creating silver design workshops, and exporting the produce, mostly to the United States. This little town became a hive of original design and expert craftsmanship attracting artisans and artists, like few other places and produced some of the worlds finest silver work for a 50 year period.

Green Onyx

A popular green stone, often carved and used in vintage Mexican jewellery, sometimes referred to as 'Mexican Jade' or 'Green Onyx'. A few different stones were popular with Mexican artisans, sometimes a dyed calcite, agate, chrysoprase or onyx.