This is a very nice and quite beautiful sterling silver and tiger eye pendant by Taxco artisan, Miguel Melendez. The carving of the mask is just exquisite and the pendant is embellished with a dangle below. The pendant has a nice, big bale and I am providing a newer sterling silver chain that closes with a spring ring clasp. Very striking!
Melendez was very lucky to begin his career working as an apprentice to the master, William Spratling. In 1940, he joined Los Castillo and worked there for many years before moving to the wonderful taller run by Margot de Taxco. This beautiful object shows the quality of workmanship that is evident through what Melendez learned at the feet of the masters!
Hallmark: M Taxco Hecho en Mexico
Size: Pendant: 2 3/8" x 1 3/8"; Chain: 18"; Grams: 32
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more