I don't get to come across the work of Pedro Castillo of Taxco, Mexico very often, so I am pleased to present this pair of beautiful sterling silver earrings by this well respected artisan. The earrings are dangles, very Modernist in style and much like the work of Salvador Teran. The earrings close with well working screwbacks (these could easily be changed out to pierced wires). Quite stunning! Circa 1940s.
Early on, Pedro Castillo worked for William Spratling and also with Hector Aguilar in about 1939. Castillo started his own workshop in the 40s and is known for the quality craftsmanship of items he produced. According to Penny Morrill in her book Silver Masters of Mexico, Castillo was very well known for his flatware and his designs were often reminiscent of Art Deco. Pedro Castillo designed 14 of the crowns worn by the queens of the annual Silver Festival in Taxco.
Hallmark: PC Hecho en Mexico Sterling 144
Size: 1 3/4" x 13/16"; Grams: 11
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more