A delightful way to wear your favorite figural, this vintage carved onyx turtle can be worn as a pin or a pendant. Securely fastened by four long prongs atop a sterling silver base, it is signed Eagle 82 UGG Hecho En Mexico. This is the later eagle mark, but pre-1980, before the registration system was in place.
The onyx has sienna and rust colored streaks mixed with a creamy tan. The base has a shape that loosely follows the outline of the turtle with an acquired dark patina.
Excellent vintage condition. Measures 1 5/8" x 7/8". The makers mark is published on pg. 262 in The Little Book of Silver Trade and Hallmarks by Billie Hougart, although no extra information is noted.
A wonderful treasure for your collection.
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