Marvelous – this is Margot de Taxco’s serpent/snake necklace – design number 5554 – created by Jeronimo Fuentes. Jeronimo Fuentes succeeded Sigi Pineda as head enamelist for the Margot de Taxco workshop in the early 1950s. This necklace is from one of the original designs created in 1955 while at the Margot de Taxco workshop. When the shop closed in 1978, several of her silversmiths were given permission to use her molds and designs in exchange for money owed them. One of them was Jeronimo Fuentes, who used a conjoined JF mark. This beauty is signed with the conjoined JF, 925 Sterling Mexico TF-08 and probably dates to the 1980s. Jeronimo Fuentes is considered a masterful silversmith and his legal re-creations of Margot’s work are highly sought after. This masterpiece features 29 articulated - movable- links, including the head and tail; each link features exquisite enameling atop Sterling silver. The ‘snakeskin’ is rendered in turquoise, aqua, bright electric blue, and black enamel – Stunning! Even the back of the serpent’s head is enameled, as pictured. Wonderful attention to detail. It closes with a tongue in box clasp. The condition is excellent – I see no missing or chipped enamel. The necklace measures 18 inches long and each link is approximately a half inch wide. The front piece – the snake’s head and tail – measures 1 inch wide, when worn. It weighs a significant 85g. This is one of the most iconic of Margot de Taxco’s designs – rendered by a superb and talented silversmith. Truly an heirloom quality treasure. $1750.00

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Jeronimo Fuentes Margot de Taxco Design Serpent/Snake Necklace – Sterling Silver Enamel – 1980s –Taxco Mexico


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