The earrings are dangles, very Modernist in style and much like the work of Salvador Teran. The earrings close with well working screwbacks (these could easily be changed out to pierced wires). Early on, Pedro Castillo worked for William Spratling and also with Hector Aguilar in about 1939.
Castillo started his own workshop in the 40s and is known for the quality craftsmanship of items he produced. According to Penny Morrill in her book Silver Masters of Mexico , Castillo was very well known for his flatware and his designs were often reminiscent of Art Deco.
Pedro Castillo designed 14 of the crowns worn by the queens of the annual Silver Festival in Taxco. Hallmark: PC Hecho en Mexico Sterling 144. Size: 1 3/4" x 13/16"; Grams: 11.
Condition: Excellent vintage - I have only lightly buffed, you may wish to polish more. Want to get the best tips on cleaning or caring for silver, history about early silver artisans, or to be the first to know about my latest listings? Please ask questions if you need more information about a specific piece. I strive to answer questions very promptly!The item "Vintage Pedro Castillo Taxco Mexican Sterling Silver Modernist Earrings 23177" is in sale since Thursday, September 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Mexican, Latin American". The seller is "thevintagesilvershop" and is located in Durango, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.