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Miguel Melendez ~ Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver and Crushed Stone Sun Face Pendant / Pin / Brooch - 36 Grams

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This nicely designed sterling and crushed stone sun was made in Taxco, Mexico by Miguel Melendez. It's in good vintage condition with light wear and minimal pitting in the stone. I think the stone is crushed azurmalachite and it looks filled with some yellowish semi-transparent enamel. There is a hidden loop behind the top center 'ray', it can accommodate a chain smaller than 1/4 inch in diameter. There is also a straight pin with rolling lock in good working condition, so it could be used as a stand alone brooch. It measures 2 1/4 inches by 2 3/8 inches and weighs 36 grams. It's hallmarked with a m that wraps around itself to form a C, Taxco, Sterling Hecho En Mexico, eagle #3.
Melendez went to work for Los Castillo in the early 1940's and later worked at Margot de Taxco. He left Margot de Taxco in 1953 to work independently. This sun pendant was made sometime after he left Margot and before 1978.


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Reviewed by M McGrady
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2018
Item was exactly as described; shipped quickly; and packaged well. Thanks again!
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Miguel Melendez ~ Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver and Crushed Stone Sun Face Pendant / Pin / Brooch - 36 Grams

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: sterling, crushed stone
  • Feedback: 613 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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