Presenting a Modernist abstract brooch by Artisan Alicia of Taxco with inlaid Turquoise, Malachite, Onyx, Sodalite and Rhodonite in 950 fine Silver setting circa 1980 - 1990.
This stunning modernist brooch / pin masterfully crafted by Alicia of Taxco. It features inlaid Turquoise, Malachite, Onyx, Sodalite and Rhodonite in a heavy gauge 950 fine Silver setting. The brooch measures 2.5” x 2.2” x. .3” and consists of 6 triangular gemstones ranging in size from 29mm x 15mm to 17mm x 10mm inlaid in 950 fine Silver. The brooch / pin weighs 38 grams and closes securely with a roll over safety clasp.
This brooch is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes, chips or repairs. It is visibly hallmarked 950 MEXICO TD-27 for the well renowned Silversmith Artisan Alicia of Taxco, Mexico. The 950 stands for fine Sterling Silver with a higher than usual amount of pure Silver. JSP testing solution was used to verify the metal content. A Presidium gem tester was used to verify the gemstones.
The hallmark "TD-27, MEXICO, 950" is for the Artisan ALICIA and is shown on page 19 and hallmark is shown on page 267 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition).
This item can be dated (post-1979) because it is hallmarked using a letter and number system.
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