Vintage Taxco Rafael Melendez 980 Silver Eagle Brooch and Earrings

$175.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1940s

Material

980 silver

This set is by Rafael Melendez (1911 - 1980) who worked for Spratling in 1932 before setting out on his own. The brooch is marked Taxco, RM (conjoined) and 980. The earrings are marked Silver Mexico. The brooch measures 1-7/8"; the earrings are 3/4". The applied eagles are extremely well made. Condition is very good. The brooch is lacquered on the back. This set was made between 1939 and 1942.

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