Art of the Americas - Silver Brooches, Mexico

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Silver brooches - sold individually

Top left: Silver and stone bird brooch designed by William Spratling, but made as a re-issue by a skilled silversmith in Taxco. Marked 923 with the William Spratling logo and TS-24, indicating Taxco and the number of the jeweler, verso. 4.5 by 1-3/8 inches. 46 grams. $500

Top center: Silver brooch by MATL designed by Matilde Poulat. 4-1/8 by 3-3/8 inches. 52 grams. $450

Top right: A whimsical silver fish brooch by Hector Aguilar of Taxco, Mexico, early 1940s. Marked 990 TAXCO HA verso. 2 by 3.5 inches. 22 grams. $300

Bottom right: Large silver brooch with three bezel-set coins. Marked Rancho Alegre STERLING MADE IN TAXCO. 4.5 by 3 inches. 36 grams. $450

Center bottom: A repousse "Quetzalcoatl," the feathered serpent designed by William Spratling, but made as a re-issue. Marked with the Spratling logo 980 TS-24. 2 by 3.25 inches. 50 grams. $350

Bottom left: A small bird perched on a leaf on this unsigned brooch. Marked SILVER MEXICO verso. 3.25 by 1.75 inches.14 grams. $125

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