Vintage Sterling Silver Mexico Corn Dangle Earrings
Offering a wonderful old pair of sterling silver stylized corn earrings handmade in Mexico. Unique and well made.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
SIZE Earrings measure about a 1.5 inch drop. The earrings are 3 dimensional and measure about 10 mm diameter. Each earring weighs 4.2 grams.
MARKS and AGE Hallmarked Mexico Silver which is an indication these were made during the first half of the 20th century before the eagle marks were instituted in the late 1940s. The mark is on the underside of the half bead that is connected to the screw on finding, also an indication that these earrings are pre 1950s. Every component tests as sterling silver with jeweler’s acid and a test stone.
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Figural jewelry is a representation of a person, place or thing and artisans throughout history have created beautiful jewelry with inspiration from daily life. These stylized corn earrings are a fine example.
CONDITION Darkened patina on the silver that comes with age. Screw ons are in working condition. While these could easily be switched out to wires for pierced ears, I can’t bring myself to convert them as a bit of the design would be lost and so would the old hallmarks. Excellent, vintage condition.
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