Amethyst Taxco Sterling Pill Box

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This darling Mexican pill box is set with a gorgeous amethyst cabochon. The box is sterling silver; oval, with a hinged lid. The oval amethyst sits in a raised bezel, framed in twisted silver. The bottom of this pretty and practical piece is marked "Taxco", "Sterling", "México", and with the Mexican eagle mark indicating sterling silver.

This sweet little box dates from the 1940s, a high point in silver jewelry design in Mexico. During World War II Mexico drew jewelry artists from all over the world. The main attraction for the designers and studio jewelers was the locally mined supply of materials. Silver and semi precious gems were abundant and affordable.

Details.....The box measures 1.24" by 0.98" wide. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should expect all vintage and antique jewels to show some wear; we consider it part of their charm.

Item #X1124

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