Vintage Taxco, Mexico Sterling Silver & Black Onyx Brooch.
Large round onyx (1 3/8" or 35mm and 8mm in depth), bezel set with cascading silver "beads".
Brooch measures 2" wide by 2 1/2" long.
I am dating this piece to the late 1970's, early 1980's. The initials are FC, which is also seen on many older Taxco pieces...although I've been unable to trace the name to the initials. Markings are "Mexico" "FC" "925" and "TC-91" (this sequence is "T" for Taxco, "C" for the first letter of the artist's last name and "91", which means that this artist was the 91st artist to register with the assay office with a last name beginning in "C".
Weight: 33 grams
Excellent condition and a stunning piece!
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