Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of Enrique Ledesma earrings c. 1960. The abstract earrings feature a rectangular shape "box" with rounded edges. The edges are rolled and are shiny silver. Overlayed on the rectangle shape is a stylized spiral. It is cut out to emphasize the darker oxidation beneath. The earrings are 15/16" X 3/4" (maximum dimensions). They have screw back fixtures and weigh 12.6 grams. The earrings are marked Ledesma + Taxco+ 925+ + "11" + Eagle 3 mark. The markings on one earring are rubbed.
Enrique Ledesma was trained in his father's silver shop from a young age. He later worked for William Spratling, Hector Aguilar, and Los Castillo before opening his own shop about 1950. His training was in fine arts and his jewelry and other goods reflect this artistic bent. His jewelry is technically perfect and considered wearable art.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver 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. There is light wear to the oxidation around the edges.
Slick Enrique Ledesma Spiral Earrings c. 1960