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SOLD Vintage Big Mexican Art Fish Scene Earrings

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1980's
$189.00

Spectacular, large , vintage Taxco, Mexcio earrings.

Artisan work, handmade, beautiful underwater abstract fish scene made of multi-stone mosaic inlay in resin. Wonderful Taxco quality earrings, higher than sterling 950 silver, these are an artwork for the ear.

Item Details

Size

2.7cm x 3cm

Weight

19 Grams

Hallmark

Mexcio 950 TD-09

Materials

Enamel, Malachite, Resin, Sterling Silver, Tigers Eye, Turquoise

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 piece.

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.

Modernist Jewellery

Modernist jewellery was produced around the 1930's to the 1960's. It was essentially a rejection of the styles that came before it; the decorative quality of Victorian jewellery, the fussiness of Art Nouvea and the rigidity of Art Deco. It was an embrace of straight clean lines and intersecting curves. "The Modernists free thinkers and artists who broke away from the mainstream of jewelry design and looked to the fine arts for inspiration - they were Surrealists, Cubists, and Abstract Expressionists acting as sculptors in small scale, painters in enamels, and architects in miniature." (Schon: Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement)