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SOLD Vintage 40s Mexican Red Onyx Carved Mayan Mask Alpaca Necklace + Screw Earrings

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Spectacular Large Mexican Statement Necklace + Earrings Set

Lovely and large 1940s Mexican necklace; carved, smooth, dyed red stone pieces - either onyx or chalcedony, stones set in a repoussé frame, elongated oval links in red stone handcrafted links and a simple j-clasp. Comes with a matching pair of screwback earrings, the same faces with little dangle earrings on each. Handcrafted, pre-eagle, c early 40's from alpaca, in a fantastic and unusual bright red - spectacular set for the unusual jewellery lover.

Item Details


Wearable length: 53cm Centrepiece 4.5cm x 4.5cm, Links 4cm x 1cm. Earrings 1.5cm x 2.4cm


Necklace 50 Grams / Earrings 8 Grams (pair)


Hecho en Mexico


Alpaca, Onyx

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. There are a couple of darker brownish patina spots on that may lift with polish if you prefer.

About this Piece

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.