Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a special Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti ("Victoria") from Taxco c. 1950 sterling silver parure set. The four pieces include a necklace, bracelet and earrings in the "Angels" pattern from the Golden age of Taxco jewelry. The design features a pierced oval with oxidation or blackening on the floor of the ovals which gives the piece a very dimensional look. The piercing has the look of an angel in flight.
The necklace has 14 oval plaques each separated by two round balls. Each section is 1" wide X 5/8". The necklace is 16" long. It has a box clasp. The necklace weighs 69.8 grams. The reverse is marked "Victoria" + "Sterling" + "Taxco" + "Mexico" + "53" + the older Eagle mark "12". The bracelet has 8 oval plaques each separated by two round balls. Each section is 1" wide X 5/8". The bracelet is 8" long. It has a box clasp and a safety chain. The bracelet weighs 44.5 grams.The reverse is marked "Victoria" + "Sterling" + "Taxco" + "Mexico" + "53" + the older Eagle mark "12". The earrings have a single oval plaque accented by one round ball. Each earring is 1" wide X 5/8". The fixture is a screw back. The earrings weigh 8.8 grams.One of the earrings is marked "Victoria" + "Sterling" + "Mexico" + the older Eagle mark "12"; the second is marked "53" + "Sterling". The total weigh of all pieces is 123.1 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.
Beguiling Victoria Brilanti "Angels" Mid Century Parure c. 1950