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Margot De Taxco Vtg Mexican Sterling Silver Amethyst Brooch Pendant Necklace For Sale

Margot De Taxco Vtg Mexican Sterling Silver Amethyst Brooch Pendant Necklace


MARGOT DE TAXCO VTG MEXICAN STERLING SILVER AMETHYST BROOCH PENDANT NECKLACE
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This is a STUPENDOUS sterling silver brooch/pendant that was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, after 1948, by silver maestra, MARGOT van VOORHIES CARR (?-1985) of MARGOT de TAXCO. Margot moved to Mexico City with friends from San Francisco in 1937. She was introduced to Antonio Castillo by Antonio's sister, Maria. Antonio and Margot married while Antonio was still working for William Spratling's Las Delicias. Margot would design jewelry that Antonio would produce at night ~ these pieces sold so well that Antonio left William Spratling and Las Delicias and opened LOS CASTILLO with Margot and his brothers. Margot and Antonio divorced after about 10 years and Margot opened MARGOT DE TAXCO in 1948. "As the Stars are to the Night, So are Jewels to the Woman" was on her calling card ~ this statement represents Margot's dedication to designing classical and feminine art-to-wear jewelry that is elegantly timeless. Dr. Penny Morrill, well known author and one of the world's leading authorities on vintage Mexican silver has completed her book, Margot Van Voorhies ~ The Art of Mexican Enamelwork ~ you may purchase this "must have" collector's art book online or at your favorite book store. Margot de Taxco jewelry is a wonderful investment and the value will only appreciate with time.

This spectacular brooch is masterfully crafted in a classically elegant and sophisticated motif that has a great art nouveau look. Margot consistently marked her jewelry with a design number and her all sterling pieces were numbered 5100 through 5790 ~ this brooch is design #5213. This design is featured on page 84, photo plate IV-7, in Dr. Penny Morrill's book mentioned in the previous paragraph. The brooch has a luscious dark purple oval cabochon in the center that is surrounded with an elegant and feminine orchestration of scrolling silver flourishes, silver beads, and silver demi sphere accents. The brooch has a locking pin clasp ~ the clasp works as it should. My jeweler made a custom sterling silver pendant adaptor that slips over the pin portion of the clasp so that it may be worn as a pendant on a necklace. I am including a new Mexican sterling silver collar style necklace with this sale so that the winner can immediately wear this as a necklace. Vintage MARGOT art-to-wear pieces are becoming harder to find on the market and are sought by serious vintage Taxco jewelry collectors worldwide ~ this is an authentic VINTAGE Margot de Taxco brooch/pendant, not a new piece made from Margot's jewelry molds. This is a very versatile piece as you can wear the pendant on the necklace, wear it alone as a brooch, wear the necklace by itself or with one of your own pendants! It is extremely well made and crafted in an artistic and timeless design, an art-to-wear masterpiece ~ it is heirloom, collector and museum quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!!

SIZE: Brooch/pendant: Length is just shy of 1-7/8", width is 1-7/8", and weight is 18.6 grams. Necklace: Inside circumference is 15-1/4" plus the 2" opening in the back for a total of 17-1/4" (is somewhat adjustable), width is 1/4", and weight is 17.8 grams. Total weight of set is 36.4 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings/dents to the silverwork ~ no chips, missing, or damage to amethyst cabochon only naturally occuring inclusions and color variances inherent to Mexican amethysts ~ minor scratches due to loving wear and age ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: Brooch/pendant: "MARGOT DE TAXCO, 5213 (design number), STERLING, MADE IN MEXICO, and the Eagle 15 assay mark" ~ Necklace: "MEX, 925". MARGOT VAN VOORHIES CARR/MARGOT DE TAXCO is shown on pages 194-196 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2013 edition). BILLE HOUGART'S NEW 3RD EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ON FROM SELLER "CICATRIX!" OR AT YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE OR BRICKS AND MORTAR BOOK STORE!

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
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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