Dramatic! The heavy striking necklace, influenced by Pre-Columbian Art aesthetics, when looked at as a whole resembles an Aztec face with eyes and mouth. The designs are raised with the dark background lending even greater depth. It was hand wrought during the early Spratling years and hallmarked with an incised 980 and Taxco, the hallmarks used from the mid 1930s - mid 1940s.
The large fire opal suspended from the necklace is a magnificent 22mm x 16mm x 13mm deep and flashes red and green fire. The earrings, which were at some time modified from screw backs to hooks for pierced ears ( and so quite wearable today), are bezel set with a 20mm x 15mm x 9mm fiery opal. Both necklace and earrings are marked on the back. The mark and style looks like that of Rafael Dominquez ,but his RD mark is not present.
The necklace weighs 54.4 grams and the earrings 12 grams. The necklace is 17" long and the earrings drop 2" from the ear. Condition is excellent.
Item ID: Taxco Silver Opal Set
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