Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a sterling silver vintage, mid-century modern pendant necklace by Victoria of Taxco, Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti c. 1945. This pendant necklace features a central plaque with three large flowers and leaves in a very three dimensional design. The piece has been created to be worn with a torque style necklace or heavier chain. The central bouquet is 3-3/4" wide X 2" wide (maximum dimensions). This pre-Eagle pendant (prior to 1948) is not your shrinking violet piece. The back of the pendant is marked "Victoria" + "Mexico" + "Taxco" + "422" (design number) + "Sterling". The torque necklace, which is not original to the piece, is marked "925". The set weighs 50.3 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.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling" and "925".
Please note that vintage jewelry has been pre-owned, worn, and loved by its owner. The charm and beauty of vintage Victoria Taxco jewelry comes from the unique variations and characteristics inherent in hand-wrought silver. You may be able to see the artisan's tool marks. It is not new and perfect, nor should it be. Vintage silver items may also show age appropriate tarnish. These pieces have minimal patina. The necklace is included.