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Vintage Taxco Damaso Gallegos Sterling Silver Grape Leaves and Vine Screw Back Earrings - Mexico - Signed #d385

Regular price $68.00
These beautiful sterling silver earrings were created by revered Taxco silversmith, Damaso Gallegos. They are early Mexican pieces created circa 1948 and prior to the use of the Eagle stamp system. The earrings feature three-dimensional grape leaves on the fronts with three grapes on each side and flowing tendrils throughout. The leaves are lobed and engraved with vein details, giving them a realistic appearance. The earrings are finished in a bright, shiny silver and they close with screw back closures. They are absolutely striking!

The earrings measure about 1 inch long, 1 inch wide and weigh 7.8 grams. They are signed and hallmarked with the letters "DG" in script inside a circle for Damaso Gallegos and "Taxco" on the back of one earring and "925" and "Sterling" on the back of the other earring. The screw backs of the earrings appear to be Alpaca silver, which was common on these very old pieces.

These earrings are so beautiful! They would make a great addition to a Mexican silver jewelry collection and a superb gift. The earrings are in excellent vintage condition with only normal wear from previous use and some mild patina from age. They have been cleaned and are bright, shiny and ready to wear!

More about Damaso Gallegos:
Damaso Gallegos was born in 1895. He worked for master silversmith, Hector Aguilar at the Taller Borda in the 1940's before opening his own taller, La Amatista, in 1941. He was known for his beautiful floral pins, scenic pieces and Christmas bell jewelry. Damaso died in 1976 and his son, Antonio Gallegos, continued the business.

SIGNED: DG IN SCRIPT INSIDE A CIRCLE FOR DAMASO GALLEGOS & TAXCO ON THE BACK OF ONE EARRING AND 925 & STERLING ON THE BACK OF THE OTHER EARRING

LENGTH: APPROX 1 INCH LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 7.8 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND MILD CONSISTENT WITH AGE. THEY HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND ARE BRIGHT, SHINY AND READY TO WEAR!

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Materials:
sterling silver,925 silver

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