Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a stunning early Margot de Taxco (Margot van Voorhies Carr) pair of earrings in sterling silver with enamel c. 1955. The piece is her number #5768 and called "Flowers in Curls" design. The pattern features dimpled pale blue enamel accented by white flecked enamel. The knotted swirl pattern is surmounted by fanciful flower buds in pale blue enamel. The earrings are 1-1/8" tall X 7/8" wide (maximum dimensions) and have clip backs. On the back of one is "Margot Taxco" +"5768". The second earring "Sterling" + "Made in Mexico" + the Eagle 16 mark.
Margot van Voorhies Carr, known as Margot de Taxco was married for a time to Antonio Castillos who was a partner in Los Castillos, a prominent silver manufacturer. She did a number of their designs in the late 30's and early 40's. When she left the marriage and started her own jewelry production, she started with many of her basic Los Castillos designs and modified them to her own tastes. Later, her designs became key to her unique style.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling" on the brooch.
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. Due to the various enamels and techniques used, there may be wear or discoloration of the enamel in spots. There may be surface scratches on the item. We will note any actual loss of enamel. This piece features Margot de Taxco enameling techniques which will show varying depths of colors that is part of the beauty of the piece.
Magical Margot de Taxco Flowers in Curls #5768 c. 1955