Oo shiny! "New" (to me) midcentury stickpin from modernist Mexican Silver designer Hector Aguilar, to hold those Claire McCardell capes I've been obsessively making. Georgia O'Keeffe wears a killer Aguilar belt with a McCardell dress in the new book Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern. #midcentury#mexicansilver#hectoraguilar#clairemccardell
Vintage 1950s Taxco sterling silver and dyed quartz mid-century modern brooch. The large oval cabochon of quartz is bezel set into a "painters palette" design. The back of the brooch is marked "925 Mexico T5-79" which indicates sterling silver, country of origin and the artists' registered number. Great piece for someone who collects Taxco silver or mid-century modern jewelry!
The brooch is in very good condition with small signs of wear on the silver and patina from age. I have not polished the brooch until requested to do so. The red dyed quartz cabochon was tested at quartz and shows no signs of chips or cracks and is securely set into the brooch. The brooch measures 2-1/4" wide by 1-6/8" tall.