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Vintage 1940's Green Onyx Mexican Taxco Necklace

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1930's
$449.00

Unique and highly unusual, vintage Mexican Art Deco Necklace. Handmade in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1930's - 1940's this is a spectacular bold abstract design. Seven detailed repoussé links with a smooth cabochon of chalcedony or green onyx at the centre of each with a channel silver inlay. Very fine and ornate work, a good gauge of silver and a spectacular design, hand made chain links and a simple j-clasp, long enough to suit many neck sizes. This is a bold statement necklace, very well made - spectacular vintage piece.

Item Details

Size

Length 43cm / Centrepiece 6cm x 2.6

Weight

48 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico Sterling Silver in a Circle

Materials

Chalcedony, Green Onyx, 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.

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.