Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a vintage Margot de Taxco pendant-brooch, earring and necklace parure in sterling silver circa 1955. The set features yellow, burnt sienna brown textured enamel and smooth black enamel. The piece is style number 5604 and is in the "Fanned Out" pattern. A set has Mayan influences and can be worn a number of ways. The pendant-brooch back is fully hallmarked. The piece has "Margot de Taxco" + "Sterling" + "Made in Mexico" + "5604" + the Eagle 16 mark. The chain is 16" long X 3/8" wide and weighs 26 grams. This chain style was used in a number of Margot de Taxco pieces of this era and features a loop for the pendant-brooch to hang. The pendant-brooch is 2-5/8" long X 1-3/4" wide and weighs 32 grams. It has a hook on the back to be hung from the chain or it has a fixture to be worn as a brooch with a safety closure. The earrings are diamond shaped with a reticulated fan bottom. They have clip backs. The combined weight of the 4 pieces is 78.2 grams. It is in vintage condition with all of the enamel intact. Margot de Taxco pieces use unusual color combinations and a simple repeating theme, making this piece provocative and fascinating. It is a chic and timeless piece of jewelry.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
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.
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.