Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti ("Victoria") from Taxco c. 1955 sterling silver brooch and earring set. The pieces are in the "Angels" pattern from the Golden age of Taxco jewelry. The design features a pierced oval with oxidation or blackening on the floor of the ovals which gives the piece a very dimensional look. The piercing has the look of an angel in flight. The brooch has 3 oval plaques each accented with a round ball. The pin is 2-1/4” wide 1-1/16" tall (maximum dimensions). The brooch weighs weighs 12.4 grams. The reverse is marked "Victoria" + "Sterling" + "Taxco" + "53" + the Eagle mark "12". The piece has a secure safety closure.
The earrings are 3/4" wide X 3/4" tall (maximum dimensions) and have screw back fixtures. They weigh 8.8 grams. The reverse of one is marked "Victoria" + "Taxco" + "Mexico" + the Eagle mark "12". The second is marked "53" + "Sterling".
Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti (1910-1999) opened her first shop, Plateria Victoria SA, in Taxco, Mexico in 1940. She was a talented designer and maker of jewelry. Victoria's pieces used designs that include all forms of the natural world, including flowers, animals, fish and pre-Columbian art. She is also well known for her unique, modern looks. She was supported during her early years by WIlliam Spratling and Margot de Taxco. She and her family opened a second shop in the 1950's. These pieces were trademarked "Cony". Her family continues to work in the Taxco jewelry business.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
This design was completed in both an oval, round and square design. When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.
Brilliant Victoria of Taxco Angel Brooch c. 1955