Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver & Malachite Brooch Pin, Large, Beaded, Fluted, Pre-Eagle, C Clasp, Early Mexican, Amazing! #c406

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Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver & Malachite Brooch Pin, Large, Beaded, Fluted, Pre-Eagle, C Clasp, Early Mexican, Amazing! #c406
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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