Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a champleve enamel sterling silver demi-parure or suite by Margot de Taxco (Margot vanVoorhies Carr) in her design style #5860 called Multi Floral Circles. This set consists of a brooch/pendant and earrings. The design features a group of stylized flowers and adornment in an oval shape disc. The enamel colors are striking, with white speckled, purple, turquoise blue and chartreuse or puce green. The enamels, except the white feature dimpling under the design. The brooch/pendant is substantial in size and presence. It is 2" X 1-9/16" oval (maximum dimensions). The back is marked with "5860" + "Margot de Taxco" + "Sterling" + "Made in Mexico" + the eagle 16 mark. The brooch/pendant weighs 19.7 grams. The earrings feature a pair of stylized flowers with speckled white, dimpled purple, turquoise blue and chartreuse green enamel. They are about 1" long X 1" wide (maximum). They have screw backs. One earring has the #5860 style number + "Margot de Taxco". The other earring has the eagle 16 mark + "Sterling" + "Made in Mexico". The earrings weigh 11.0 grams.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The brooch/pendant and earrings are marked "Sterling".
Champleve enamel is produced when cells in the piece are filled with vitreous enamels and then fired to produce rich colors and depths. Each color must be fired at different temperatures to produce the effects desired, so each piece could be fired a number of times. 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 these pieces.
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
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