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Taxco Vintage  Sterling Silver Abalone Brooch

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I have seen one or two other Taxco vintage leaf pieces over the years, but neither was as pretty or in the condition this one is. I know this is an earlier Taxco piece as it hasn't got the eagle stamp on it so it dates before 1947 or after 1979. It has the Taxco mark with the 925 hallmark for solid sterling silver, and initials in the center I cannot make them out but they are likely the Taxco designer who also handcrafted this piece. This measures 2 1/4" long from stem to bottom of leaf and and 1" at the upper thick part of the leaf wide.

Taxco was founded in 1939 in Mexico by Don Antonio Castillo who built on the original silver jewelry business that was started by Mr. Spratling earlier in the same area. Taxco is extremely collectible because of the quality of the silversmiths and the beauty and variety of the designs that exist from especially early pieces. I will be listing a few more very old Taxco pieces as soon as I complete the appraisal process.

Please note that vintage jewelry has been pre-owned, worn, and loved by it's previous owner. Much of the charm and beauty of vintage Mexican jewelry comes from the unique variations and characteristics inherent in hand-wrought silver. Vintage silver items may also show age appropriate tarnish. I do not want to strip the patina which has taken many years to acquire and is actually quite desirable. This piece will arrive in a lovely box to give or keep. Thank you!

Taxco Vintage Sterling Silver Abalone Brooch

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: 925 solid sterling silver, genuine abalone shell
  • Feedback: 424 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Florida, United States
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