Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a special sterling silver bracelet and earring set by Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti ("Victoria") of Taxco c. 1950. The pieces are in the "Angels" pattern from the Golden age of Taxco jewelry. The design features a bowed cutout square that is mounted over oxidation on the floor of the square giving the piece a very three dimensional look. The piercing has the look of an angel in flight. The bracelet has 7 square plaques each separated by two round balls. Each section is 1" wide X 5/8". The bracelet is 7" long. It has a box clasp and a safety chain and weighs 48 grams. The reverse is marked "Victoria" + "Sterling" + "Taxco" + "Mexico" + "53" + the older Eagle mark "12". The earrings are 5/8" long X 3/4" wide (maximum dimensions). The backs are marked "Sterling" + "53" on each. They are screw backs and weigh 11.2 grams.
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.
This design was completed in both an oval, round and square design.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
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.