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I am so very pleased to offer this quite beautiful 980 silver (purer than sterling) pin by well respected Taxco artisan, Gerardo Lopez. This vintage piece, circa 1955, is quite large at 2 9/16" x 2 1/8" and features a stylized Art Nouveau scene of flowers, berries and twining vines in a pretty oval frame. The pin closes on the back with a well working safety clasp. Lovely!

Gerardo Lopez is a Taxco artisan who consistently produced lovely and well made jewelry during the 1950s. His work is beginning to command high prices these days and I'm not surprised. Lopez is featured in Morrill and Berk's "must have" reference book, titled Mexican Silver on pages 238 - 239 (the newest edition). They go on to say that Lopez had a large shop and taller in Taxco during the 50's and his shop was known as being one of the best silver shops there. Even well known author Christie Romero (of Warman's Guides) discusses Lopez's work as not well known, but extremely well done.

I have had the pleasure of having much of Lopez's work over the years, and without exception, it has always been of the highest quality and craftsmanship. You can see his work, most often, in solid sterling silver and occasionally with inlaid stone or shell. His enamel on sterling work is considered scarce. And, only occasionally do you find his work set with gemstones. I wish there was more information on some of these artisans like Gerardo Lopez whose work, I think, is under appreciated making it an excellent investment!

Hallmark: Lopez Taxco 980 Hecho en Mexico Eagle(26)

Size: 2 9/16" x 2 1/8"

Condition: Excellent vintage

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Vintage Gerardo Lopez Taxco Mexican Sterling Silver Large Pin 14171

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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