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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mexican Silver Jewelry made in Taxco from the 1930s to the 1950s

Hector Aguilar


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Hector Aguilar Silver Orchid Pin

1940's vintage Hector Aguilar Silver Orchid Pin Brooch

Dimensions - 3-1/2" l x 2-3/4" w x 1-1/8" d; 25.4 grams

Marks - Taxco, conjoined HA, 990 (high content silver)

Condition - excellent condition for its age; pin and clasp in good working order; nice patina

Reference - Silver Masters of Mexico, p. 94 & Mexican Silver, p. 111

Price - $500

Item #4248



Hector Aguilar Silver Orchid Pin

I love the hand made quality of this pin. If you look on the back side you can see the marks made during the repousse shaping of the petals.

I've seen a variety of versions of this pin; each one is slightly different depending on the goldsmith's interpretation of the master's model. This version of the pin has a very nice proportion.

Note the silver content is higher than sterling silver which is 925. They made their own alloys in those days from the Taxco silver mines.

Hector Aguilar Silver Orchid Pin
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