Matl Matilde Poulat Vtg Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Paloma Pendant Necklace


Matl Matilde Poulat Vtg Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Paloma Pendant Necklace

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Matl Matilde Poulat Vtg Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Paloma Pendant Necklace:
$711



MATL MATILDE POULAT VTG MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER PALOMA PENDANT NECKLACE


Description

This is a STUPENDOUS sterling silver repoussebrooch/pendant that was hand wrought in Mexico, circa 1934 to 1948, by master silver designer and artist, MATILDE POULAT of MATL. Maestra Poulat was a painter and designer and after studying at the San Carlos Academy of Art, she opened her shop "MATL" in 1934. "MATL" is a variation of the Aztec word for water. MATL 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 death which were marked MATL, along with "Salas" and/or "MS-12". Matl jewelry has been showcased in galleries and museums worldwide. This pendant/brooch has an earlyMATL mark, an incised MATL in script with an embossed "925" ~ according to Bille Hougart, this mark was used from 1934 to 1948. This spectacular broochis masterfully crafted in an endearingartistic folk art motif that is exquisitely detailed. The broochis a stylized paloma (dove), a familiar and favorite objectin many Matl designs.Thisbrooch has repousse work, delicate texturing, hand chasing, scrollwork,and teeny tiny silver beads ~ all of which was done by hand and took many, many hours to produce!The silver has acquired a wonderful, soft patina that reflects the shadows created by the depth of the designs. 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. I am including a new Mexican sterling silver collar so that the winner can immediately wear this magnificent pendant as a necklace. This is a versatile piece since it can either be worn as a pendant with the silver collar, or alone as a brooch. Thisbrooch/pendant is extremely well made in a iconic and timeless design by MATILDE POULAT of MATL ~ sure to bring forth lots of compliments ~ literally, a piece of art history to wear and love ~ it is heirloom and collector quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!!

SIZE: Brooch/pendant: Length is 2-1/4", width is 2-1/4", thickness is 3/8", and weight is22.4 grams. Necklace: Inside circumference is 15-1/2" plus the 2-1/4" opening in the back for a total of 17-3/4" (is somewhat adjustable), width is 1/4", and weight is 16.7 grams. Total weight of set is39.1 grams.

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

HALLMARKS: Brooch/pendant: "MATL (incised script), 925 (embossed)". Collar Necklace: "MEX, 925". MATILDE POULAT and this style hallmark (photo P-131) are shown on pages 149-150in Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2013 edition). Mr. Hougart indicates that Matilde Poulat used this hallmark circa 1934 to 1948. PLEASE NOTE THAT BILLE HOUGART'S NEW THIRD EDITION OF HIS MUST-HAVE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ON OR AT YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE OR BRICKS & 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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Matl Matilde Poulat Vtg Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Paloma Pendant Necklace:
$711

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