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Dramatic Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Repousse Fish Necklace For Sale

Dramatic Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Repousse Fish Necklace


DRAMATIC VTG TAXCO MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE FISH NECKLACE


Description

This is an EXCEPTIONAL vintage sterling silver repousse necklace that was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1930's to mid 1940's, and has early and simple marks of "STERLING, TAXCO, MEXICO". This necklace is masterfully crafted in a sculptural and artistic organic motif that was orginated by silver maestros at LOS CASTILLO. This necklace is not signed by Los Castillo but is made in one of their designs by another artist. It consists of bold and beautiful sterling silver repousse demi sphere links that have fish designs that are overlaid onto the front of the demi spheres. The designs were made from a separate pieceofsilver and they are EXQUISITELY detailed ~ playful fish frolicing in the silver waves ~ note all of the intricate detailing on the fish ~ the head, eye, mouth, fins, scales, and tail! Repoussage is a technique where malleable metal (such as sterling silver) is shaped or ornamented by hammering from the back or underside. This technique is extremely time consuming and can take an artist an entire day or several days to complete just one piece. The links are connected with soldered silver jump rings. The clasp is a simple hook closure that is seen on much of the early Mexican jewelry. The silver has acquired a beautiful warm patina that reflects the shadows created by the designs. This stupendous necklace is extremely well made in an elegant and timeless design that is sure to be noticed and admired ~ it is collector and heirloom quality, quite simply, THE BEST!!! PLEASE BE SURE TO SEE THE MATCHING EARRINGS THAT ARE ALSO LISTED!

SIZE: Inside circumference when closed is 16-3/4" and I'm including two complimentary 3" silver extenders (one is put on the hook portion of the clasp and the other is put on the opposite end of the clasp and you hook the two together in the back where it doesn't show (unless you have extremely short hair) which extends the wearable length to 19-3/4" (please note that I have included photos of my marketing assistant wearing the necklace with the extension and without the extension), width is 1", thickness of links is 3/8", and weight is 93.4 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings or dents to the silver ~ minor surface scratches consistent with loving wear and age (and actually desirable on vintage pieces) ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: Simple early marks of "STERLING, TAXCO, MEXICO".

PLEASE NOTE: For Mexican jewelry artists and designers, silver is their canvas. In their hands, craft meets creativity and silver becomes wearable art. The various techniques are like a painter’s brushstrokes ~ they make each piece unique and a timeless object of beauty. Mexican vintage silver jewelry is handwrought, and therefore, not perfect ~ each piece will have variances that indicate that the piece is hand made. Vintage pieces will show various signs of wear since they have been pre-loved ~ items are described to the best of my ability and any damage will be noted.

Please email me with any questions and check out my other sales. I try to list new treasures several times per week ~ all of my sales begin and end in five minute intervals, beginning at 9PM ET. Thanks for your interest!

''NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED" ~ AESOP

See my other listings for more great items! Payment

PAYPAL PAYMENT ONLY. An email with payment details will be sent when the sale ends. Cleared payment (including e-checks) must be received within 5 days of sale end or the item will be relisted. The item will ship the day after payment is received. Please let me know when you have safely received the item by posting my response ~ I will then reciprocate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. All sales to Virginia residents are subject to 5% Virginia state sales tax.



Shipping

Domestic shipping is free via USPS priority with delivery confirmation and insurance. International shipping is via USPS priority small flat rate box and the USPS has increased their prices. Shipping cost to Canada is now $19.95 and I charge $18.00 and I pay for insurance ~ shipping cost to all other countries is now $23.95 and I charge $22.00 and I pay for insurance. For more valuable international purchases, I will ship USPS first class registered and insured and I will pay for the cost overage. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO ITALY, PORTUGAL OR MEXICO due to losses. I am not responsible for customs delays. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.

RETURN POLICY:

Unless otherwise described, items are vintage or antique and will have associated wear ~ silver may be tarnished as I do not polish any vintage silver. Please be advised that I am not an expert or a gemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability. All sales are final unless an item is unintentionally misrepresented in which case a full refund, including shipping charges will be issued. Sorry, no refunds for buyer's remorse.

**I would appreciate a 5-star rating as judges sellers with this system. charges 20% more to sellers that don't achieve this rating. If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so that we can work together for a solution. Thank you for your interest, offers, and patronage!

Copyright © Hilandlass 2013. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document, including text and photographs, may be reproduced or used without written consent from the author.



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