MARGOT de TAXCO MEXICAN AMETHYST STERLING SILVER NOUVEAU EARRINGS #5213

MARGOT de TAXCO MEXICAN AMETHYST STERLING SILVER NOUVEAU EARRINGS #5213

Circa 1950's, these earrings were produced by Margot de Taxco, and are a book piece, as shown in the Penny C. Morrill book "Margot Van Voorhies The Art of Mexican Enamelwork".

Titled "Silver Hearts with Amethysts", these are an early design by Margot, #5213. Amethyst cabochons are a beautiful grape color, and well matched. Open backed, which allows the light to really show up the color of the stones.

Margot van Voorhies Carr, professionally known as Margot de Taxco, first came to Mexican in 1937. Married to Don Antonio Castillo, she created many of the early designs for Los Castillo. Her own shop, "Margot de Taxco", opened in 1949 after her divorce, and included over twenty silversmiths and ten enamelists, with Sigi Pineda overseeing the enamelers for four years before opening his own shop in the mid-1950's.

Signed and hallmarked "Margot de Taxco 5213", and a circular "Sterling Made in Mexico" with the eagle assay 16 on each earrings.

Measures 1 1/4" x 3/4". Screwbacks work perfectly. Weight is 9.2 grams.

Excellent vintage condition, and collector quality.

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