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Gerardo Lopez Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Repousse Lily Necklace For Sale

Gerardo Lopez Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Repousse Lily Necklace


GERARDO LOPEZ VTG TAXCO MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE LILY NECKLACE


Description

This is a RARE and EXTRAORDINARY sterling silver repousse necklace that was hand wrought in Taxco, after 1948, by renowned silver maestro, GERARDO LOPEZ. According to Dr. Penny Morrill and Carole Berk in their must-have book, MEXICAN SILVER, Lopez operated a large taller and shop which was considered one of the BEST silver shops in Taxco in a mid 1950's guidebook. Maestro Lopez's pieces are always superbly made in elegant, sumptuous designs. This magnificent necklace is masterfully crafted in a dramatic and artistic organic motif that has a wonderful art nouveau look with its ornate repousse frame work of scrolls, spheres, and fleur-de-lis designs. This necklace is richly textured, regal in bearing and Mexican by design ~ it is EXQUISITELY DETAILED! It has sculptural sterling repousse links that have fleur-de-lis (stylized lily) designs that are framed on either side with large silver demi spheres and with silver scroll flourishes at the bottom. Repoussage is a metal working technique in which malleable metals (such as sterling silver) is shaped or ornamented by hammering from the reverse 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 necklace may be worn with the lilies facing to the right or facing to the left, as demonstrated in the photographs. The links connect as part of the design which gives the necklace beautiful, uninterrupted design flow. The clasp is a simple hook closure that is seen on much of the early Mexican jewelry. The silver has acquired a wonderful, soft patina that reflects the shadows created by the depth of the designs. This spectacular necklace is extremely well made in an elegant and sophisticated motif that will always be in vogue ~ a magnificent masterpiece that is sure to be noticed and admired ~ timeless art-to-wear designed and made by Taxco maestro, GERARDO LOPEZ ~ heirloom and collector quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!!

SIZE: Inside circumference when closed is 18", width is 1-1/4", and weight is 110.2 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings/dents to the silverwork ~ minor scratches due to loving wear and age ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: "STERLING, LOPEZ, --XCO, MEXICO, and a very worn Eagle 26 assay mark" due to location of hallmark, some of the words of this particular Gerardo Lopez mark did not imprint into the silver/please see photograpsh. GERARDO LOPEZ is shown on pages 95-96 in Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition).

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" ~ AESOPSee 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
Free domestic shipping 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. 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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