Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar

$ 1,885.00 

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Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar

A beautiful and rarely offered necklace design by Margot de Taxco. This close-fitting, bib-style necklace is made in sterling silver; the enamel work is black, and vibrant, translucent, go-light green. The central pieces give the impression of a short collar, or (if you like) a pair of scarab wings. This piece (Jeweled Circles and Squares) is featured on page 33 of Penny Morrill's book, Margot Van Voorhies: The Art of Mexican Enamelwork. Fully marked Margot de Taxco, 5603, Sterling, Mexico, and with Margot's designated eagle. The bold combination of colors and the realistic collar proportions make this necklace especially striking in wear.

Materials

Sterling silver
Enamel

Age

c. 1950

Size

Fits a neck measuring 13 1/2" (or smaller).

Dimensions

Each central piece measures 47.3 mm wide. Enameled links measure 18.9 mm wide.

Condition 

Excellent. There is a little edge-wear to the enamel on one of the centermost circles in the central motif— this is only visible under 10x magnification. Any other texture in the translucent enameled sections is original and inherent to the enameling process.

Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar
Vintage Sterling Silver Margot de Taxco Green & Black Enamel Collar