Leave it to Talleres de Los Ballesteros not only to craft a piece with elegant and classically wrought silver making, but also to imbue it with wonder and poignancy!
Bearing an uncommon hallmark for the Taxco workshop, the brooch depicts a bucolic, almost reverential tableau of a Mexican man with his burro.
Features hand-rendered repoussé, remarkably detailed chasing with oxidizing, delicate silver turning, and meticulous cutwork. Folk art brought vibrantly alive in lustrous metalwork, this is an brooch of captivating character and dimension!
HALLMARKS: BALLESTEROS, STERLING, HAND MADE, Eagle assay stamp number unreadable.
This rare hallmark is shown in Bille Hougart’s The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks.
DIMENSIONS: 2-6/8” x 1-3/8”. WEIGHT: 8.9 grams.
CONDITION: Excellent to superior vintage condition, with no issues evident. The pin is fitted with an early, but secure rollover-locking clasp.
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