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Silver Filigree Flor de Mayo Brooch. C. 1960's

Sale price$225.00

Modern fish striped tropical fish Brooch, from Taxco, Guerrero,  Marked Taxco Mexico 925 EMC


Dimensions
2 3/4" D

Circa
1970's

Filigree
In Mexico, the art of filigree was pioneered by the Mixtecs. This Mesoamerican culture not only thrived in the Central Valleys of present-day Oaxaca, but also excelled in creating intricate pieces. The delicate technique of filigree was mastered by both the Mixtec and later the Zapotec cultures. These exquisite works can be seen in several treasures from Tomb 7, such as the Mictlantecuhtli Pectoral (God of Death) or The Descending Eagle. During the colonial period, filigree expanded as a form of civil silverware in Mexico, according to anthropologist and craft expert Marta Turok. It flourished in states now known for their filigree work, such as Chiapas, Yucatán, and Oaxaca. With the conquest, this technique was refined by Arabic influence brought by the conquistadors, and combined with the creativity and quality of Oaxacan craftsmanship,

Condition
Very Good, consistent with age and use

Our vintage pieces show the passage of time as we leave them in the original condition in which they were found. As a consequence, signs of wear and patina should be expected. Please refer to images for condition details.

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