It's always such a pleasure to get work by the taller of Los Ballesteros whose work is widely known and highly collectible. This is a very nice pendant in sterling silver with fancy wire work and bead balls, all centered by a green onyx cabochon. The nice big bale is perfect for a chain or collar and I will be including a newer, sterling silver chain that closes with a spring ring clasp. The pendant was also originally a pin but is missing the straight pin and roller on the clasp. A really super looking piece!
Dating Los Ballesteros work can be difficult since they are still producing today and were inconsistent in hallmarking throughout the years, I estimate that this pendant is circa 1950s.
The family taller of Los Ballesteros began silversmithing in Iguala in 1937, then moved to Taxco in 1941 where they were and continue to be a large and very successful manufacturer and retailer.
Hallmark: B Taller de Los Ballesteros Taxco Gro. Hecho en Mexico 925 Sterling Eagle(42)
Size: Pendant: 2 1/8" x 1 3/4"; Chain length: 18"; Grams: 27
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more