This is an impressive and beautiful Los Ballesteros Parrot Pin with Mixed Metals and Crushed Turquoise and Other Stone Inlay in fantastic condition for its age and travels! The richness of colors from the crushed stones meld together to form the body of this eye-catching parrot. The variable shades of greens and blues of the stones are simply stunning as they are bordered by the relatively thick silver outline that forms the shape of the parrot. The mixed metals used for the beak and feet serve to only further enhance this dramatic ornithological wonder.
This piece is fully marked on the highly polished reverse side and includes the following: HECHO EN MEXICO; Encircling the familiar hallmarks: TALLERES (factories) DE LOS BALLESTEROS; and STERLING .925. The two small areas on either side of the clasp mechanism are, I believe, the dried remains of the sticky residue found on price tags from former owners. For fear of damaging this wonderful piece, I have left the final removal of it up to its new owner. Great fortune abounds though, as it does not detract from this stunning piece. This striking bird measures just over 3 inches in length, 1inch in width, and weighs 0.6 ounces.
This Parrot Pin is an exceptional piece from this well-know workshop and will surely become an added treasure to your collection and a true companion to your wardrobe!
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