Vintage Ambriz Mexico Sterling Silver Filigree Flower Brooch, Large, Pin, Floral, 3D, Openwork, Pre-Eagle, Very Early Mexican #b992

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Vintage Ambriz Mexico Sterling Silver Filigree Flower Brooch, Large, Pin, Floral, 3D, Openwork, Pre-Eagle, Very Early Mexican #b992
Here's a beautiful, very early Mexican sterling silver floral brooch!

This lovely sterling silver brooch is a very early Mexican, pre-eagle piece. It features a row of three gorgeous filigree flowers across the front. Each of the flowers has ten petals and a pretty silver bead in the center. The petals are slightly curved, giving the brooch added visual interest. The pin exhibits very old handcrafted construction methods, and you can see that the silver beads are wired to the piece from the back side. The brooch closes with an old style C clasp. I am dating the piece to the 1930's based on the construction, but it may be even older than that. The filigree work in the brooch is exquisite and it's absolutely gorgeous!

As mentioned above, the brooch is of good size, measuring about 2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide and weighing 6.1 grams. It is signed "Ambriz" and "Mexico" on a plate on the back of the brooch. It is not hallmarked, which was common during the period, but it tested as sterling silver on a Tri Electronics gold and silver tester.

This brooch is a marvelous example of old Mexican filigree work. It is in very good condition for its age. I believe the pin back may have been broken and soldered back on at some time in the past. It has an odd curl and an area that has more silver on it (photos #4&#5). The pin is a little wavy and it only opens about an 1 inch wide, but it opens plenty wide enough to easily put the pin on and take it off. The pin seats properly in the c clasp and seems to hold just fine. It's a truly wonderful piece of early Mexican jewelry artistry!

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: AMBRIZ AND MEXICO ON A PLATE ON THE BACK OF THE BROOCH AND TESTED AS STERLING SILVER ON A TRI ELECTRONICS GOLD & SILVER TESTER

SIZE: APPROX 2 1/2 INCHES LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 6.1 GRAMS

CONDITION: VERY GOOD, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE & SOME TARNISH MAINLY TO THE BACK OF THE BROOCH. THE PIN BACK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN & SOLDERED BACK ON AT SOME TIME. IT HAS SOME EXCESS SILVER AND AN ODD CURL. THE PIN IS A LITTLE WAVY AND ONLY OPENS ABOUT 1 INCH WIDE, BUT PLENTY WIDE ENOUGH TO PUT THE PIN ON AND TAKE IT OFF. THE PIN SEATS IN THE C CLASP PROPERLY AND SEEMS TO HOLD THE PIN ON JUST FINE.

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