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Vintage Mexican Mayan Mask Statement Ring

Mexican Vintage Jewellery

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1950's
$219.00

Mexico Carved Mask Ring, handmade in Mexico, sterling silver and a white/creamy stone. Unique and spectacular vintage handcrafted Mexican ring. Circa 1950's this pre-columbian Aztec mask is a popular theme in vintage Mexican jewellery. Hand carved mask in an etched sterling setting and wide etched band. This is a large statement ring, very nicely made and expertly carved - unique and rare vintage piece.

Item Details

Size

Setting Size 3.4cm x 2.4cm / Band Size - US 5 - AUS K - Internal Circumference 49mm

Weight

10 Grams

Hallmark

Hallmark on band too worn to read, just Mexican is legible.

Materials

Quartz, 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.

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.