How wonderful to find a complete sterling silver set signed by Ana Nunez Brilante, known as Victoria.
Ana is a respected artisan from the early Taxco school founded by an ex pat named William Spratling. Her talent and appreciation of Pre-Columbian art won her success and admiration. She has a chapter devoted to her work in the Mexican Silver book written by Morrill and Berk.
She opened her "atelier" in 1940 and was guided by the help of the other silversmiths as well as William Spratling the ex pat, and founder of the Taxco School. An interesting sideline to her success....A group of women were visiting Taxco and purchased one of her designs. They asked that she not make another copy until they notify her. She then received a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt praising her work and stating her love of the necklace. Mrs. Roosevelt told her the design was so lovely, she most certainly should continue producing it.
This suite, a coveted design, is complete.
The necklace measures 15 inches long x 3/4 inches wide.
The bracelet is desirable and bold in width, 6.5 long x 7/8ths wide
The earrings retain the original screw backs and are 7/8ths across x 6/8ths wide
The set retains the original patina and is completely original. Any slight defects are original to the handwork and only adds to the charm.
Fully signed on each piece on the reverse with the name of her shop and the number (12) the design (67).
Wear it with a tee and jeans or a linen shirt....Distinctive and beautiful.
Mexican Sterling Signed VICTORIA Necklace Bracelet and Earrings Taxco