Sergio Bustamante, Mexico Sterling Silver & Vermeil Drop Earrings - Sun Faces
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AGE: C.1990 or so
ITEM: A pair of silver and gold vermeil drop earrings for pierced ears (posts) by renowned Mexican artisan Sergio Bustamante. The top portion of the earring is called a Vienna Earring (mask) - the bottom, I believe is known as a Sun face.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot. Original nuts are missing but every lady has more than her fair share of nuts in her jewelry box!
METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: Sergio Bustamante (in stipple pen on one earring) along with © GA 39 925 Mex on both earrings.
SIZE: From top to bottom measures 2-5/16"; width at the bottom is 1-1/8".
WEIGHT: A hefty 31.9 grams combined!
FINAL COMMENTS: Sergio Bustamante is a Mexican artist and sculptor. In his youth, he studied architecture but abandoned this pursuit when his interests drem him to fine arts and crafts. Beginning with paintings and paper mache figurines, after a trip to Amsterdam in the early 1970s, where he developed his talents, he returned to Mexico and in 1975 established the Family Workshop Studio in Jalisco, Mexico. In the early 1990s he began crafting jewelry of gold and silver.
Original retail of the earrings appears to be around the $325 mark.
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