FRED DAVIS Turquoise and Silver Pillbox.Amazing, ca. 1928, Fully Marked. FREDERICK W. DAVIS discovered and fostered native folk art and the work of Mexican contemporary artists and participated in the development of a crafts industry which would include the production of silver jewelry. He sought out master silversmiths in Mexico City and worked with them to produce silver which has been described as âeoeunmistakably Mexicanâe. He accomplished this because of his understanding and appreciation of the Mexican aesthetic and because he was willing to share in the design process. His designs were inspired in Pre-Columbian art as it was revealed on pyramid walls and in contemporary Indian work, tempered by his own creativity. You could find more information about Fred Davis in the book: Mexican Silver, 20 th Century Handwrought Jewelry & Metalwork by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk. This beautiful pillbox is made in silver. The lid has a turquoise cabochon inlaid in it and it is in perfect condition. The lower part of the box has a small cut piece; this makes the box easier to open. It is a really simple but beautiful design which has the characteristics of a piece designed by FRED DAVIS. It measures: 1 1/8 X Â¾ in. and Â¾ in. of height. It is fully marked as follows: FD, 925. It weights: 9.9 gr. It is in excellent vintage condition, it has only some minor surface scratches and dents common to any worn vintage piece. Look at the photos so you can detail it. If you are a collector of Mexican Pieces of Old Taxco, don't let this pass you by. It is in mint condition. Visit my other auctions maybe something else can interest you. I can combine shipping. Check out my other Items Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! Shipping FedEx insured: US /CA $30 EUROPE $35 ASIA/AU/SA $45 SHIPPING MEXPOST (NO INSURTANCE TWO WEEKS) US/CA $20 EUROPE $24 ASIA/AU $28 These I can send it by air priority mail it delays 2 weeks. SHIPPING Air Mail (NO INSURANCE TWO WEEKS) US/CA$ 7 EUROPE $9 ASIA/AU$15 All our merchandise is sold âeoeAS-ISâe guaranteed to be authentic. All sales are final with the exception of the our return policy if buyer wishes to return item they must do so within the allotted time of 3 business days and t is a restocking fee charge of 15%. (no-exceptions-unless wrong item was shipped or item is grossly misrepresented) Winning bidder assumes all risk of liability with respect to the purchase which includes shipping, handling, and insurance charges. Refunds will be granted once item has been returned in its original condition. Any tampering or mishandling of the item caused by the buyer will be assumed by the buyer.
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