Rarest of rarest and most sought after in Mexican jewelry today! The beautiful set by Margot de Taxco is truly a masterpiece in design and truly a great rarity.
The set features a wonderful cornflower clamper bracelet with a nice tight hinge, a beautiful pair of cornflower design earrings, a beautiful matching necklace, and a true rarity - a brooch featuring a large cabochon cut amethyst. The set is exquisite!
Penny C. Morrill pictures this bracelet and earrings in her book, "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance".
We have never seen this Margot de Taxco pin/brooch that we feature with this set anywhere else so it is no doubt very rare! We have discussed this set with other collectors and dealers and no one else we've talked to has seen the brooch in this collection before now either.
All pieces have a wonderful patina and were very much cared for over the years.
There's an unspoken rule we have that when we are able to find any demi-parure or parure set, especially one as rare as this, we do not split the set up as many dealers do to try to gain a higher profit. We feel that if the pieces were created to go together and be a matched set, then they should remain a matched set! Some of these pieces have been together for 60 years and it should remain that way!
The bracelet measures almost 2 1/2 inches across the front, 1 inch at the hinge. The necklace measures 16 inches. The earrings measure 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inch across at the bow. The pin/brooch measures 2 3/8 inches long by a 1/2 inches wide.
All pieces in this set are marked "Margot de Taxco 5316 Sterling Made in Mexico eagle 16", which dates the pieces between 1948 and 1960.
Weights are 3.60 ounces for the bracelet, 3.20 ounces for the necklace, 1 ounce for the brooch, and .36 ounces for the earrings.