For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1960s handmade sterling silver and malachite stone mosaic inlay Mexican modernist Sun Face design pendant with chain necklace by Taxco artist/silversmith Miguel Melendez. Melendez started his career working for Spratling in the 1930s and moved with the Castillos when they opened their shop. He later moved with Margot at the opening of her business, and opened his own in the late 1950s. This is one of Melendez's most iconic designs, and the largest size that he made of it, and it really screams STATEMENT when worn! Probably my personal favorite of his designs, and one of my top ten from all of Mexico from the mid-century period! Measures 3-3/4" by 3-3/8" wide, and weighs a super hefty 68.6 grams total for the pendant alone. The pendant is marked as shown with Melendez's maker mark, "Taxco", Eagle 3, and "Sterling Hecho en Mexico". I added the Italian sterling silver chain which measures 16" wearable length by just over 1/8" wide, and weighs 19.8 grams total, and is marked "Italy 925". This pendant would look equally great on a torque neckring, or on a black fabric cord as well! There is some irregularity to the green stone inlay which is original handwork and not damage. 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.
HUGE 1960s Miguel MELENDEZ Taxco Sterling & Malachite Mexican Modernist SUN FACE Pendant NECKLACE
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