Matilde Poulat Matl Ricardo Salas Vtg Mexican Sterling Silver Necklace
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Matilde Poulat Matl Ricardo Salas Vtg Mexican Sterling Silver Necklace:
MATILDE POULATMATL SALAS VINTAGE MEXICAN SILVER NECKLACE
Collector Quality~Signed & Marked~Earrings Also Listed
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DESCRIPTION: This isa RARE and STUPENDOUS sterling silvernecklacethat was hand wrought in Mexico, after 1980,by master silver designer and artist, RICARDO SALAS of MATL.The MATL shop was opened in 1934 by Matilde Poulat who was a painter and designer after studying at the San Carlos Academy of Art."MATL" is a variation of the Aztec word for water. Her designs are some of the most unique and beautiful in Mexican jewelry.Matilde trained her nephew, Ricardo Salas, as a jeweler and he worked by her side until her death in 1960, and continued making MATL treasures after her deathwhichwere marked MATL, along with "Salas" and/or "MS-12". Ricardo Salas passed away in 2005.This spectacularnecklace is masterfully crafted in an artistic and timeless motif ~ most of MATL's jewelryhasgemstone accents and this necklace is all sterling silver, so it is a rare find! It consists of baroque style sterling silver links that have delicate texturing and hand chasing that took many, many hours to produce~ they are exquisitely detailed! The centers of the links have tiny silver beads that are set within circular silver frames and aresurrounded with feminine silver scrollwork and silver coils. The links are connected at the top and bottom with decorative soldered silver links that are part of the design which gives the necklace beautiful, uninterrupted design flow.The clasp is a tongue and box closure that works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'.The silverhas acquired a wonderful, soft patina that reflects the shadows created by the depth of the designs.This necklaceis extremely well made in an endearing design by RICARDO SALASof MATL~ sure to bring forth lots of compliments ~ it is heirloom and collector quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!!PLEASE BE SURE TO SEE THE MATCHING EARRINGS THAT ARE ALSO LISTED. BE SURE TO SEE ALL 12 PHOTOS THAT ARE INCLUDED WITH THIS LISTING!
SIZE:Inside circumference is 16-1/2", width is 3/4", and weight is66.5 grams.
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PLEASE NOTE: For Mexican jewelry 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 indicatethat 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.
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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 agemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability.On Feb-19-13 at 14:22:43 PST, seller added the following information: