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Vintage Taxco Enamel Statement Earrings

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1
1980's
$109.00

Mexican silver vintage earrings, handmade in Taxco, Mexico c1980, these are a large sterling silver fan shaped earring with an enamel blue and black feature centre and brass channel inlay, they have brushed chrome finish. Stud back, large avant grade design but still light enough to be easily wearable.

Item Details

Size

4.8cm x 3.6cm

Weight

18 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico TZ-12 925

Materials

Brass, Enamel, 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 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.

Cloisonné Enamel

Enamelling is the fusing of powdered, coloured glass to metal under very high heats. There are many different enamelling techniques - Cloisonné decoration is formed by first soldering or adhering silver or gold wires to the base metal in a pattern to create compartments which will remain visible on the surface when the process is finished, these areas are filled with coloured enamel and fired.