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Vintage Jeronimo Fuentes Sterling Silver & Champlevé Enamel Jumping Sailfish Brooch Pin - Mexico #d241

Regular price $60.00
This wonderful brooch by renowned Mexican silversmith, Jeronimo Fuentes, is comprised of fine sterling silver and champlevé enamel. It beautifully depicts a jumping sailfish complete with its large dorsal back fin and other fins, elongated bill and a striking large eye. The body of the fish has been finished in an orange and black champlevé enamel. The detailed carved designs underneath the enamel adds a fabulous scaled detail, adding depth and realism to this superb fish. The large eye was created with two concentric silver circles with oxidized silver in the centers which really makes it pop. The back of the brooch is finished in a shiny silver. It's a fantastic piece of mid-century jewelry art!

The brooch measures about 2 inches long, 2 1/16 inches wide and weighs 5.6 grams. It is signed with conjoined letters "JF" for Jeronimo Fuentes and hallmarked "Sterling Hecho en Mexico" on the back of the brooch. It is also stamped with an Eagle 3 mark on the back of the tail fin of the fish.

This fish brooch is truly beautiful! It is a great piece for the fish or ocean lover and would make a fine addition to a Mexican silver jewelry collection. Silver jewelry created by Jeronimo Fuentes is quite collectible and this is a superb example of his skilled enamel work. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear out of the box!

Learn More About the Artist-
Jeronimo Fuentes was a Mexican silversmith and who was associated with Margo van Voorhies (Margot de Taxco). He was master of enamel work and became the director of enamel at her Margot de Taxco workshop in 1953. Some of his later pieces were crafted from molds from the Margot Taller which he was allowed to use after the Taller closed. His work is highly coveted by collectors.

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: CONJOINED JF FOR JERONIMO FUENTES, STERLING, HECHO IN MEXICO AND EAGLE 3 MARK ON THE BACK OF THE BROOCH

SIZE: APPROX 2 INCHES LONG AND 2 1/16 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 5.6 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND SOME POSSIBLY SOME MILD TARNISH.

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Materials:
sterling silver,925 silver,champlevé enamel

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