Big round statement Mexican ear studs
A great example of modernist expression in silver. These hollow dome statement earrings amp up their game with a 'feathery' cut out pattern across its surface, which plays up the 3-dimensionality of the earrings. Extremely striking and flattering, these earrings feel just as good to hold as to wear!
They are signed on the back with the maker's mark and have a Mexican (Taxco) provenance. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a Mexican modernist design- one that has been crafted in mecca of silversmithing with a rich history (see 'TrivIa' below).
Composition: Sterling silver.
Stamped: Makers Mark (TC-25B) + 'Taxco, 925, Mexico'
Measurements: 2.6 cms diameter (push-post closure)
Weight: 6.10 gms
Country of origin: Taxco, Mexico
Trivia: Taxco de Alarcón (usually referred to as simply Taxco) is a small city, 106 miles southwest of Mexico City. The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry, silverware and other items. Silversmithing was reinvigorated in Taxco by an American William Spratling, who moved to the town in the 1920s, creating silver design workshops and exported items, mostly to the United States. With its fame for silversmithing, tourism became a major economic force in Taxco which is now on a "must visit" list of every jewellery lover.
Please note: (1) All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
(2) All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.