For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s handmade mixed metals sterling and brass with black onyx and azurmalachite inlay Mexican modernist screwback earrings designed by Stella Popowski (1931-2008, USA). Incredible entirely handmade striking design modernist earrings with a lot of movement when worn! Popowski was a jewish emigre from Poland who fled from the Nazis in Europe by moving to Cuba with her parents and siblings in the 1940s, and then to Mexico in the 1950s. She lived and worked in Taxco in the 1950s to early 1960s and designed jewelry for Los Castillo and Antonio Pineda before opening her own studio. She was not a silversmith, so she designed the jewelry but had it made by a number of Mexican silversmiths for her shop. In the mid-1960s she moved to California where she lived in Newport Beach while concentrating on painting and design projects. These earrings are from her time in Taxco, and measure 2-1/4" long by 5/8" wide, and the pair weigh 11 grams total. Marked at backs as shown with designer mark, "Popowski" also "Sterling" and additional marks for the silversmith as well as an Eagle mark. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
BIG Vintage 1950s Stella POPOWSKI Taxco Handmade Sterling Mixed Metals Geometric Modernist EARRINGS
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