COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Mexico

MAKER:
Emilia Castillo

CIRCA:
1995

DESCRIPTION:
Daughter of Antonio Castillo, who founded the legendary Los Castillo workshop, and niece of Jorge “Chato” Castillo, the technical genius whose skills revolutionized silver making, Emilia “Mimi” Castillo grew up surrounded by the masters of Mexico’s silver renaissance. She apprenticed with them and learned their skills. And today, as head of the Los Castillo enterprise, she carries on the family tradition with award-winning works of art that brilliantly meld classic metalsmithing, with her own singular creativity and innovation.

This salt and pepper set is a sublime example of Emilia's captivating imagination. Depicting two intertwining caterpillars, the wonderfully whimsical shakers are composed of a matte black, basalt-colored ceramic, with hand-applied details in pure silver. The figurines are sinuously sculptural in form and each boasts its own unique, decorative pattern, the plata pura bright and glistening.

Fully functional and useable―making an endearing statement on any table―the set also serves as an eye-catching objet d'art for display on a shelf or in a showcase.

DIMENSIONS:
Approximately 4-3/4" long by 1-3/4" tall and 4-1/2" long x 1-3/4" tall.

WEIGHT:
4 ounces.

MARKINGS/SIGNATURE:
Applied lettering in pure silver at bottom of both pieces—EMILIA CASTILLO, PLATA PURA, MEXICO, 95, M.R. 4

CONDITION:
Excellent to superior vintage condition, free of chips, cracks, scratches or repairs. And all the applied silver is intact. PLEASE NOTE: Any black "splotchy" areas seen in the photos are flaws in the photographs and do not actually appear in the finishes of the pieces, which are even and unblemished.


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ITEM ID
RL1970
COLOR
Black, Silver
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Delightful EMILIA CASTILLO 1995 Taxco Mexico Handcrafted Art Pottery Caterpillar SALT & PEPPER SET with Applied Pure Silver Details ~ Fully Signed & Dated

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