I am pleased to present this wonderful sterling silver and amethyst pin from master silversmith, Isidro Garcia Pina. The design motif is classic with a nice patina and closing with a well working safety clasp. Lovely! Circa 1940s.
According to Hougart's book, in 1943, Isidro Garcia Pina named his new taller after his daughter Maricela and most of his work was executed in 950 silver. Pina apprenticed with Damaso Gallegos, another well known Taxco artisan.
Hallmark: Maricela 925 Taxco Hecho en Mexico 925
Size: 2 3/4" x 2 3/8"; Grams: 20
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more