RARE MARGOT DE TAXCO VTG MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER ENAMEL NECKLACE For Sale


RARE MARGOT DE TAXCO VTG MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER ENAMEL NECKLACE

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RARE MARGOT DE TAXCO VTG MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER ENAMEL NECKLACE:
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RARE MARGOT DE TAXCO VTG MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER ENAMEL NECKLACE
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This is a RARE and EXTRAORDINARY sterling silver and champleve enamel necklace that was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, after 1948, by silver maestra, MARGOT van VOORHIES CARR (?-1985) of MARGOT de TAXCO. Margot moved to Mexico City with friends from San Francisco in 1937. She was introduced to Antonio Castillo by Antonio's sister, Maria. Antonio and Margot married while Antonio was still working for William Spratling's Las Delicias. Margot would design jewelry that Antonio would produce at night ~ these pieces sold so well that Antonio left William Spratling and Las Delicias and opened LOS CASTILLO with Margot and his brothers. Margot and Antonio divorced after about 10 years and Margot opened MARGOT DE TAXCO in 1948. "As the Stars are to the Night, So are Jewels to the Woman" was on her calling card ~ this statement represents Margot's dedication to designing classical and feminine art-to-wear jewelry that is elegantly timeless. Dr. Penny Morrill, well known author and one of the world's leading authorities on vintage Mexican silver has completed her book, Margot Van Voorhies ~ The Art of Mexican Enamelwork ~ you may purchase this "must have" collector's art book online or at your favorite book store. Margot de Taxco jewelry is a wonderful investment and the value will only appreciate with time.

This spectacular necklace is masterfully crafted in a classically elegant and sophisticated motif that has a great artnouveau look. Margot consistently marked her jewelry with a design number and her sterling and enamel pieces were numbered 5109 through 5922 ~ this necklace is design #5533. Margot's design drawing for this necklace is featured on page 174 in Dr. Morrill's book on Margot mentioned in the above paragraph ~ this design is known as "Open Scroll". The necklace has a central pendant (2-5/8" long and 1-1/2" wide) that has a double open scroll design that is overlapping a rectangular linear design.
Some of the scrolls and the rectangular linear design are inlaid with dramatic jet black champleve enamel ~ the remaining scrolls are inlaid with rich melange champleve enamel in blues, greens, black, gold, white and a bit of red ~ this necklace will go with EVERYTHING!On either side of the central pendant, there are linear links that have a long rectangle that is overlaid with open scrolls ~ the rectangle is inlaid with jet black enamel and the open scrolls are inlaid with the melange enamel. Margot is known for her exquisite champleve enamel work and this necklace is no exception! The central pendant and links connect as part of the design which gives the necklace beautiful, uninterrupted design flow. The clasp is a tongue and box closure that works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'. The silver has acquired a wonderful, soft patina. Vintage MARGOT art-to-wear pieces are becoming harder to find on the market and are sought by serious vintage Taxco jewelry collectors worldwide ~ this is an authentic VINTAGE Margot de Taxco necklace, not a new piece made from Margot's jewelry molds. It is extremely well made and crafted in an artistic and timeless design, an art-to-wear masterpiece ~ it is heirloom, collector and museum quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!!

SIZE: Inside circumference is 15-3/4" (I could have my jeweler add 1" of jump rings in between the clasp link and the next to last link on either side which would add 2" to the wearable length <17-3/4"> which would be in the back where it wouldn't show/no charge to winner but it will delay shipping/could be removed at a later date if desired to return the necklace to its original condition), width/drop is 1-1/2", width of side links is 1/4",and weight is42.7 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings/dents to the silverwork ~ no chips, missing, or damage to enamel~ minor scratches due to loving wear and age ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: "MARGOT DE TAXCO, 5533 (design number), STERLING, MADE IN MEXICO, and the Eagle 16 assay mark (which is not very legible due to wear)". MARGOT VAN VOORHIES CARR/MARGOT DE TAXCO is shown on pages 205-207 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition).

PLEASE NOTE: For Mexican jewelry artists and designers, silver is their canvas. In their hands, craft meets creativity and silver becomes wearable art. The various techniques are like a painter’s brushstrokes ~ they make each piece unique and a timeless object of beauty. Mexican vintage silver jewelry is handwrought, and therefore, not perfect ~ each piece will have variances that indicate that the piece is hand made. Vintage pieces will show various signs of wear since they have been pre-loved ~ items are described to the best of my ability and any damage will be noted.

Please email me with any questions and check out my other sales. I try to list new treasures several times per week ~ all of my sales begin and end in five minute intervals, beginning at 9PM ET. Thanks for your interest!

''NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED" ~ AESOP

See my other listings for more great items! Payment

PAYPAL PAYMENT ONLY. An email with payment details will be sent when the sale ends. Cleared payment (including e-checks) must be received within 5 days of sale end or the item will be relisted. The item will ship the day after payment is received. Please let me know when you have safely received the item by posting my response ~ I will then reciprocate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. All sales to Virginia residents are subject to 5% Virginia state sales tax.



Shipping

Domestic shipping is free via USPS priority with delivery confirmation and insurance. International shipping is via USPS priority small flat rate box and the USPS has increased their prices. Shipping cost to Canada is now $19.95 and I charge $18.00 and I pay for insurance ~ shipping cost to all other countries is now $23.95 and I charge $22.00 and I pay for insurance. For more valuable international purchases, I will ship USPS first class registered and insured and I will pay for the cost overage. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO ITALY, PORTUGAL OR MEXICO due to losses. I am not responsible for customs delays. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.

RETURN POLICY:

Unless otherwise described, items are vintage or antique and will have associated wear ~ silver may be tarnished as I do not polish any vintage silver. Please be advised that I am not an expert or a gemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability. All sales are final unless an item is unintentionally misrepresented in which case a full refund, including shipping charges will be issued. Sorry, no refunds for buyer's remorse.

**I would appreciate a 5-star rating as judges sellers with this system. charges 20% more to sellers that don't achieve this rating. If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so that we can work together for a solution. Thank you for your interest, offers, and patronage!



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