Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver Screw Back Earrings, Black Enamel, Round, Aztec, Mayan, Sun God, Pre-Eagle, Geometric, So Nice! #c341

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Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver Screw Back Earrings, Black Enamel, Round, Aztec, Mayan, Sun God, Pre-Eagle, Geometric, So Nice! #c341
Here's a marvelous pair of vintage sterling silver and enamel earrings from Mexico!

These wonderful Mexican earrings are pre-eagle pieces dating to the 1940's. The earrings are comprised of sterling silver and have a round disc shape. The silver fronts and backs of the discs form a sandwich around a black enamel interior that shows through the end around the entire circumference of the earrings. The fronts of the earrings are etched with a central sun god figure with decorative designs around it that is reminiscent of an Aztec or Mayan calendar. The outer portions of the discs have geometric wheel cutouts that allow the black enamel interior to be revealed. The earrings close with screw back closures. They are absolutely striking!

The earrings measure about 1 1/8 inch in diameter and weigh 11.4 grams. They are signed "Sterling, RAG, Mexico, 925" on the backs of both earrings (partially obscured on both), and "Alpaca" on the screw back mechanisms (Alpaca silver was commonly used on the hardware portions of earrings from this time period). I was unable to identify the maker's mark "RAG" but did find it listed in the Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks by Bille Hougart.

These earrings are wonderful examples of early Mexican silver jewelry! They are big and bold and so unique! They would make a fine addition to a Mexican silver jewelry collection and a very nice gift! The earrings are in excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear from previous use and storage. 

SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: STERLING, RAG, MEXICO & 925 (PARTIALLY OBSCURED) ON BACKS OF THE EARRINGS AND ALPACA ON THE SCREW BACK MECHANISMS (COMMON HARDWARE METAL USED ON EARRINGS FROM THIS TIME PERIOD)

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/8 INCH IN DIAMETER 

WEIGHT: 11.4 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES AND AGE APPROPRIATE WEAR FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. 

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