Francisco Rivera Vintage Brooch/Pin Taxco. Rare.

This heavy sterling bird pin was designed by Francisco Rivera who was also a designer for Emma. He had a very distinctive style which is characterized by bold designs that are made in heavy gauge silver. It is marked Taxco 925, with his mark FR in a conjoined ornate script, Mexico, Eagle 3. The Pin is 1 ¾” x 1 ¼”. Weighs 12 grams. It is in excellent condition except that the safety ring on the pin clasp is missing but it stays shut regardless.
See Billie Hougart’s “ Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks” Pages 164-165. In addition see the Penny Morrill and Carole Berk book “ Mexican Silver” pages 231 and 246.
Francisco Rivera honed his skills working for William Spratling. Much of his work was marked for Emma for whom he both designed and produced silver jewelry.
I am selling 10 Mexico/Taxco jewelry items. Please see my other items. They are all from my personal collection.
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