We have similar TAXCO items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings : MEXICO 925, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Gram Weight : 22.7 Grams. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 2.5" long by 1.25" wide. Earring Backing Style : Post backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Notable Features : These earrings were handmade in Mexico by a talented TAXCO silversmith. 925 sterling silver, these large drop-dangle earrings have been hand stamped and hammered with a beautiful design and dangling tassels. Every aspect of these earrings was made by hand, from the silversmith rolling out the sterling silver and stamping the pattern with a hammer. Mexican TAXCO jewelry is known for using quality materials with an exquisite southwest design.
This type of design is heavily influenced by ancient civilizations in the Americas. The base of each sterling silver earring has a design which is hand hammered and stamped with a pattern adding depth and dimension. Dangling whimsically from each earring are more articulated shapes with the same intricate pattern.These moveable tassels create a gorgeous appearance when worn. These large dangling earrings are finished off with sterling silver posts but will need butterfly backings to be worn properly. With amazing TAXCO craftsmanship and quality, these earrings would make a valuable addition to any jewelry collection or a wonderful gift.
Don't miss your opportunity to own this incredible piece of cultural history. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony.
In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Southwest Mexican TAXCO Dangle Pawn Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, December 22, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.