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Vintage Mexico Large Sterling Silver & Malachite Bar Brooch Pin - Pre-Eagle - Early Mexican #c406

Regular price $114.00
I'm excited to offer this amazing vintage Mexican silver and green malachite brooch!

This beautiful sterling silver brooch is a very early Mexican, pre-eagle piece. It is very large and features a huge, green, oval malachite cabochon in the center. The malachite stone has a dark green color with light and dark circular patterns within it. It has been set into a fabulous scalloped bezel that is surrounded by a rope detail. The top and bottom of the brooch are decorated with large silver bead details and the brooch has fluted projections on each end for a wonderful touch of Art Deco style. The piece is three dimensional, which adds beauty and visual interest when viewed from any angle. The brooch closes with an old-style C clasp. It's a marvelous gem!

This generously sized brooch measures about 1 3/4 inches long, 3 3/16 inches wide and weighs a substantial 27.2 grams. It has an early Mexican mark of "Sterling" and "Made in Mex" in a circle with a "900" in the center. The marks are duplicated and slightly superimposed. I don't know why the piece is marked with a 900. I tested the silver of the main brooch, and it tested as sterling silver on a Tri Electronics gold and silver tester. It's possible that the 900 was applied in error, or it refers to the pin back hardware. It's a bit of a mystery!

This gorgeous brooch is a marvelous example of old Mexican handmade silver! I think it looks quite striking worn at the collar of a white blouse, but it also looks fantastic pinned on a suit jacket. It's a large and impressive piece that would make a fine addition to a Mexican silver jewelry collection. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear!

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: STERLING MADE IN MEX IN A CIRCLE WITH A 900 IN THE CENTER AND TESTED AS STERLING SILVER

SIZE: APPROX 1 3/4 INCHES LONG AND 3 3/16 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 27.2 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE & SOME PATINA FROM AGE. MARVELOUS OLD PIECE!

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**PLEASE NOTE: COLORS OF STONES MAY BE AFFECTED BY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING AND ALSO WHEN VIEWED ON DIFFERENT MONITORS AND MOBILE DEVICES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT STONE COLOR, PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASING.

Materials: sterling silver,925 silver,900 silver,malachite

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