Hilario Lopez Pendant Brooch, Vintage Taxco Jewelry, Antique Screwback Earrings, Vintage Mexican Sterling Silver, Three Piece Set

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Hilario Lopez Pendant Brooch, Vintage Taxco Jewelry, Antique Screwback Earrings, Vintage Mexican Sterling Silver, Three Piece Set

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$235.00

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000

Material

Sterling Silver

This vintage sterling silver pendant brooch was made in Taxco by the artist Hilario Lopez. Crafted in the repousse style, the brooch converts to become a statement necklace with the addition of your own chain. Hilario Lopez was a silversmith to the famed artist Margot de Taxco, inheriting the use of her molds after the closure of her studio. Although this may be one of those pieces, it is not marked with an Eagle assay, which seems to indicate that it is an older piece made prior to 1948. I find it such an exciting design either way and welcome your feedback if you have additional information about Hilario Lopez and his work.

The coordinating sterling silver earrings in this three piece set are lovely in their own right, however they are not a true match to the brooch. I am not representing them as Taxco in origin, nor made by Hilario Lopez. I acquired them with the brooch and believe they make a lovely compliment. Consider them a bonus as they are included as a gift.

The brooch design is particularly striking, reminiscent of several pre-Colombian symbols, most obviously the snail or caracol. The spiral shape of the snail symbolized birth, life and death and was the central form of another symbol called the wind jewel. The wind jewel is one of the most characteristic ornaments of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity of the Aztec people. This beautiful and ancient symbol has been given new life in Hilario's artwork, with just a hint of modernism as so many of the Mexican silver artists of Taxco brought to their designs.

Measuring approximately 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches (9 by 4 cm), the pendant brooch is marked "HL 925 Taxco Sterling Mexico." The pin and latch are in good working order and although it shows very light scratches consistent with age, it shows no dents, cracks or signs of repair. The screwback earrings are marked "Sterling" and measure approximately 7/8 by 1/2 inch (2 by 1 1/4 cm).* If you would like to convert the brooch to a necklace, please add a chain of your choosing. The chain in my listing photos is just an example and is not included.

*The mercury dime shown throughout my listing photos is the same size as a modern US dime. It measures 18mm in diameter and is included to help show scale.

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This vintage sterling silver pendant brooch was made in Taxco by the artist Hilario Lopez. Crafted in the repousse style, the brooch converts to become a statement necklace with the addition of your own chain. Hilario Lopez was a silversmith to the famed artist Margot de Taxco, inheriting the use of her molds after the closure of her studio. Although this may be one of those pieces, it is not marked with an Eagle assay, which seems to indicate that it is an older piece made prior to 1948. I find it such an exciting design either way and welcome your feedback if you have additional information about Hilario Lopez and his work.

The coordinating sterling silver earrings in this three piece set are lovely in their own right, however they are not a true match to the brooch. I am not representing them as Taxco in origin, nor made by Hilario Lopez. I acquired them with the brooch and believe they make a lovely compliment. Consider them a bonus as they are included as a gift.

The brooch design is particularly striking, reminiscent of several pre-Colombian symbols, most obviously the snail or caracol. The spiral shape of the snail symbolized birth, life and death and was the central form of another symbol called the wind jewel. The wind jewel is one of the most characteristic ornaments of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity of the Aztec people. This beautiful and ancient symbol has been given new life in Hilario's artwork, with just a hint of modernism as so many of the Mexican silver artists of Taxco brought to their designs.

Measuring approximately 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches (9 by 4 cm), the pendant brooch is marked "HL 925 Taxco Sterling Mexico." The pin and latch are in good working order and although it shows very light scratches consistent with age, it shows no dents, cracks or signs of repair. The screwback earrings are marked "Sterling" and measure approximately 7/8 by 1/2 inch (2 by 1 1/4 cm).* If you would like to convert the brooch to a necklace, please add a chain of your choosing. The chain in my listing photos is just an example and is not included.

*The mercury dime shown throughout my listing photos is the same size as a modern US dime. It measures 18mm in diameter and is included to help show scale.

Bluebirrrd Dreams main shop link: www.etsy.com/shop/bluebirrrddreams

More vintage jewelry collectibles: www.etsy.com/shop/bluebirrrddreams/search?search_query=vintage

Copyright © Bluebirrrd Dreams 2013 - present. Commercial use of images and designs restricted by permission.

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PROCESSING TIME
In stock items ship in 1-3 days of cleared payment. Processing time for custom orders varies by project.

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIME
USPS First Class, USA: 2-5 business days
USPS Priority Mail, USA: 1-3 business days
USPS First Class International: 2-6 weeks

US Postal Service shipping times are non-guaranteed estimates. International shipping times may vary depending on location and customs.

SHIPPING SERVICES
All orders include tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance. In the event of a damaged or lost package, your assistance will be needed to file a claim.

FREE SHIPPING
USPS First Class shipping is included for all orders mailed within the United States. Free shipping does not apply to Priority Mail shipping upgrades or international orders.

CUSTOMS AND DUTY FEES
The full value of all orders will be declared on international shipments as required by law. Any duty, VAT, tariffs or import taxes charged by your home country will be your responsibility to pay. Please check with your customs office and postal service for additional information.

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JEWELRY CARE FAQs
Caring for Pearls: Pearls should be stored in cloth bags which are soft and allow them to breathe. They should be protected from lotions, perfumes and other chemicals. Wipe pearls clean with a soft cloth after each wear. As needed, my pearl pieces may be rinsed in lukewarm water and patted dry. Pearls should never be kept in a safe or safety deposit box as the dry, uncirculated air will damage their pearly luster.

Caring for Sterling Silver: Sterling silver jewelry will naturally tarnish over time but may be hand polished to restore its shine or be stored in airtight plastic bags to slow the tarnishing process.

Caring for Vermeil and Gold Fill: Vermeil and gold filled jewelry should be wiped clean after wear and may be washed in lukewarm water. These pieces should not be polished as abrasives may expose the underlying metal.

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