Caroline’s Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of a pair of Reveriano Castillo "Reveri" earrings c. 1945 in their design "196". These pieces feature a stylized leaf design festooned with a spiral swirl vine ending on both ends with ball decorations. The earrings are engraved with veining. Each piece is 1-1/4" long X 15/16" wide (maximum dimensions). The set has screw back fixtures. One earring is marked "196" + "Mexico". The second is marked with the Reveri "RC" mark + "Sterling" + "Taxco". There is no Eagle mark.
Reveriano Castillo first apprenticed with William Spratling at Las Delicias and later at Hector Aguilar’s Taller Borda. He was a member of the well known Castillo family of Taxco jewelers and worked for Los Castillo for 10 years. About 1950, Reveriano and his wife, Maria started their own shop, called Reveri. Their early works were intricately made with braiding and weaving as a major part of their product lines. The later pieces from Reveri were simpler designs. As with all Taxco jewelers, they used pre-Columbian, Aztec and Mayan designs. The Reveri shopped closed in 1992.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. One earring is marked "925" for sterling silver.
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.
Realistic Reveriano Castillo Earrings #196 c. 1955