Taxco "Cancer" Sterling & Abalone Brooch
- $ 95.00
- $ 95.00
- Unit Price
An ornate Mexican brooch depicting a crab in sterling silver and abalone inlay. A brooch top with a Pre-Columbian motif supports a silver disc embellished with the Cancer Zodiac symbol. A crab stands above a banner and his claw reaches for a star. An interesting piece, with fine craftsmanship. The perfect gift for your favorite Cancer. The back of the brooch is signed "Sterling," "Mexico," "Taxco" and "Talleras Ballesteros."
This piece dates from the 1950s, a high point in silver jewelry design in Mexico. The Mexican city of Taxco 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 complete brooch measures 1.06" wide by 2.5" long and the disc is 1.4" in diameter. In Good Vintage Condition, as found, with slight loss to the abalone. You should expect some wear on all vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of its charm.