Stunning Matl Style Gem & Silver Pendulum Earrings

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Stunning Matl-style sterling silver and gemstone pendulum earrings. These Mexican earrings are studded with amethyst, coral, and turquoise set in pinched and scalloped bezels then embellished with silver work. A single point of articulation gives the pendulums a sassy swing. The back of one earring is marked "Mexico", "925", and with the makers mark "TM-149".

The city of Taxco is an important center for Mexican silver jewelry design. The "TM-149" mark indicates this piece was made in Taxco by the 149th silversmith to register their mark at the Taxco assay office with a name beginning with "M". There is no way to further identify the name of the artist, but these Matl-style earrings may have been the work of Clicerio Pena Valladares. "Matl" is the Aztec word for water and here refers to a folk art style popularized in the 1930s by artist Matilde Eugenia Poulat.

Details.....The earrings measure 2.45" long and 0.85" wide. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should expect some wear on all vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of its charm.

Item #JJ436

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