For sale here is a RARE Huge and quite spectacular vintage 1950s 60s handmade mixed metals (sterling, copper, and brass) with turquoise and azurmalachite stone inlay Mexican modernist Aztec deity design pendant necklace by modernist Tono of Taxco. I've been collecting the designs of this master of Mexican modernism for decades, and this is the only time that I have run across this huge and amazing pendant necklace! Truly a masterpiece of mid-century Mexican modernist mixed metal wearable art! This necklace is likely depicting the Aztec solar deity Huītzilōpōchtli, often shown as a hummingbird or an eagle, who as the Sun chased his sister (the moon) and his brothers (the stars) across the sky each day to protect his mother (the earth) from them. Huītzilōpōchtli was often shown with elaborate headdress and a bird head, and thus my idea that this is him. Entirely made by hand in sterling primarily but with copper and brass sections and with turquoise cabs and azurmalachite inlay to form a bird-like Aztec deity design with elaborate headdress! This amazing pendant hangs on a geometric design necklace of sterling silver with matching turquoise cabs and azurmalachite inlay. The pendant measures 3-3/4" tall by 3" wide, and the necklace measures 27" wearable length by 1/2" wide. Total weight for the necklace is about 105 grams total or 3.7 ounces! The pendant is marked "Tono Cecilia Sterling 925 Taxco AC Hecho en Mexico", and the chain is marked "Sterling 925 MR" with Eagle 3. I'm guessing that the chain was made by Melesio Rodriquez especially to go with the Tono pendant, and probably was sold in the Tono store in Taxco with the pendant originally as they are such a close match for stones and style. There are a couple of very small spots of tarnish to the mixed metals on the pendant as shown which really don't detract at all when worn, otherwise this incredible necklace is in 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.
RARE Huge Spectacular Vintage 1950s Tono Taxco Handmade Mixed Metals Sterling & Stone Mexican Modernist Aztec Deity Pendant NECKLACE - Pendant measures 3-3/4" by 3" wide on 27" by 1/2" wide jeweled sterling chain!
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