I am so pleased to be able to offer this great pair of sterling silver earrings, circa 1950s, by well known Modernist artist, Enrique Ledesma of Taxco, Mexico. The earrings are a dangle style with an applied abstract figure on the front. The earrings close with well working screwbacks. A nice example!
Ledesma was an artist first, studying at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City before becoming an apprentice in his father's workshop. Ledesma soon moved to Taxco and began working with William Spratling and then Los Castillo before establishing his own workshop in 1950. Ledesma is well known for the fact that his jewelry is technically flawless and wearable pieces of art. A true investment and an heirloom!
Hallmark: Ledesma Taxco Hecho en Mexico 925
Size: 1 5/8" x 11/16"; Grams: 13
Condition: Good vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more - the ground is lightly oxidized and has worn over the years as shown - there are light surface scratches - a good polish will probably remedy all of that