MARGOT de TAXCO vint MEXICO Mexican Sterling SILVER PIN

This sterling silver pin was hand-wrought in Taxco , Mexico somtime after 1948 by silver maestra MARGOT van VOORHIES CARR. Masterfully crafted this magnificent piece has an elegantly timeless and classical design with a great art nouveau ~ Modern' look. Ths simple and exquisite pin broach is 2-1/2" tall with a sculpted repousse figure of a woman balancing an open bowl with etal wings of light radiating from her head. The silver is developing a warm patina and recesses of the designs are darkest which heightens the definition of the spectacular silverwork beautifully. The back of the piece is marked (top down) with a Mexican Eagle proof or assay mark inscribing a # "16", a three line arched set "MARGOT de TAXCO", the a circular set "STERLING / MADE IN / MEXICO" and lastly a design number "5219" (indicating her one hundred and 19th design*) At "so many a year" this design was likely produced in the early 1950's. This well made heirloom example would be at home in museum or proudly displayed pinned to your scarf or sweeter.

MARGOT van VOORHIES CARR (?-1985) of MARGOT de TAXCO .

(Bio: Paraphrased from the web and shown on pages 205-207 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks, 2006 ed.)

Margot moved to Mexico City with friends from San Francisco
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