1940's vintage Hector Aguilar Large Sterling Silver "Tulips" PinBrooch
Dimensions: 3-5/8" long , 3" wide; 37.63 grams
Marks: HA inside circle, TAXCO, 940
Condition: Very good for its age; pin in good working order
Reference: Silver Masters of Mexico by Penny Morrill, p. 91 and Mexican Silver by Penny Morrill & Carol Berk, p. 111.
This pin is marked with Aguilar's earliest known stamp. The design is by Valentin Vidaurreta, who was well known for his mastery of floral repousse. This design proved to be quite popular and was in continuous production for many years. It's a large beautiful statement piece.