Circa 1950, these fabulous mid-century sterling silver modernist earrings are by the famed artist and silversmith Margot de Taxco.
Margot (Margot Van Voorhies Carr) was one of the early designers who worked in old Taxco, Mexico, she was the wife of Antonio Castillo who had worked with William Spratling before he and Margot opened a family run studio under the name of “Los Castillo.”
Fully signed and superb quality these elegant clip earrings are fashioned in a curvy Art Deco inspired ribbon and ball design. They measure 1" (2.5cm) tall and 5/8" (2cm) at the base and weigh 12.1 grams in total. The backs are stamped with the Margot de Taxco logo, an eagle mark and design number '5247'. We do have the matching pendant available should you be tempted into a set!
In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear and the clip backs in perfect working order fastening to the ear lobes securely. Please excuse the discoloured spots which are reflections, these earrings have a mirror polish.
Fabulously innovative modernist earrings! Margot de Taxco jewellery is very collectible, it represents one woman's pioneering creativity in a male dominated industry, as well as a dynamic moment in the history of Mexican silver.
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