Taxco Mexican Silver Pendant Brooch
Taxco is an area 100 miles from Mexico renowned for silver jewellery. Silver had been mined there since Aztec times but it was during the 1920's when American architect and artist William Spratling moved there that the silver jewellery industry really began. Since that time it has been a centre for the production of their beautiful jewellery with many silversmiths producing their own ranges. This particular pendant brooch is signed Hechden for the name of the silversmith, and it is marked Mexico 925. It is a lovely combination of black enamelling and silver with Mexican scenes. Possibly originally bought there as a tourist piece. Measurement across the brooch is 5cms. There is a firm roll over safety clasp to the back. along with a pendant loop so that it could be also worn as a pendant. It is in excellent condition, and gift boxed by Vintageonline.