Vintage Rafael Melendez 980 Silver Taxco Brooch

Vintage Rafael Melendez 980 Silver Taxco Brooch

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  • Vintage from the 1940s
  • Materials: 980 silver

This is an early handwrought piece from Rafael Melendez; based on a pre-columbian design. It is made of 980 silver. The clasp is the vintage C-clasp. A lovely old brooch from the beginnings of Taxco's renewed importance with silver. Rafael Melendez began work with Spratling but left in 1939 when he decided to open his own shop. This is marked 980, Taxco and has his conjoined RM. It is 2-3/8" long; 13/16" wide. In very good condition. You could thread a thin silver chain or a velvet cord through the two end openings on top and wear this as a necklace also.

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debwhite71 Oct 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful necklace and bracelet. I had purchased the same bracelet in New Orleans over 20 years ago and just wondered if there were any matching peices out there. I was elated to find the matching necklace and another copy of my favorite peice of signature jewlery that i always wear. The item was shipped fast, wrapped beautifully and fairly priced. Wonderful seller! Thank you so much! I just found the ring on ebay this week too :)

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Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings are amazing and unique. The high quality photos were a big help in making my decision.

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cantuafolkart Sep 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

OH Nancy~~~I have just received my most precious package. I love them all. I do, I really do. You have also sent me some extras...How sweet. They are all so wonderful...But my favorites are still the lovely hearts.... I appreciate the extras..., but it is not necessary for you to do. I am completely happy with my purchase. I am going to keep this order and the last purchase together, and make a super display. Wouldn't that be awesome.? I will send you a photograph, when I get it finished. It may take some time, because I am such a procrastinator...Its there a milagro for that ailment? hahahahaha! thank you again so very much. this package came along just at the most perfect time. I hope this finds you well, happy, and smiling... Sincerely, Penny...one happy Milagro collector!

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mfeyguthrie Jan 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I had looked at this pendant for several weeks. I finally decided that it would be a Christmas present to e from me! I am glad I did. I can't stop admiring its beauty - I love it! This arrived quickly and was in a lovely package. I am so pleased!

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