Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Abalone Cat Earrings, Scaredy Cats, Angry Cats, Inlaid, Screw Back, Signed, Eagle, Mexico, Nice! #c222

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Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver Abalone Cat Earrings, Scaredy Cats, Angry Cats, Inlaid, Screw Back, Signed, Eagle, Mexico, Nice! #c222
What a delightful pair of vintage sterling silver and abalone cat earrings from Taxco, Mexico! 

This marvelous pair of earrings is early Mexican and dates to the 1950's. The earrings are shaped like cats who have their backs arched and tails up, as if afraid or ready to fight. The silver edges of the cat's backs and tails are wavy, simulating the way that a cat's hair stands on end when frightened. The cat's heads, bodies and tails are inlaid with pieces of vibrantly colored abalone shell. The faces of the cats have etched details for their eyes, nose, mouth, whiskers and ears, and their expressions are not so happy! The earrings close with screw back style closures. They are whimsical and so colorful!

The earrings measure about 1 5/16 inches long, 7/8 inch wide and weigh 6.2 grams. They are stamped with "Sterling 925" "Taxco", and the initials "PDE" in a circle on the backs of both earrings, and also with "Mexico" and an Eagle #3 mark on the back of one of the earrings in the pair.

These little cat earrings are so charming! The silver and the iridescent colors of the abalone make them quite striking. They would make a great gift for cat or animal lovers, or for collectors of Mexican silver jewelry. You could even wear these "ferocious" little cats out on Halloween to a costume party! The earrings are in wonderful vintage condition. The abalone shell does exhibit natural striations (grooves) that are inherent to natural shell. There are a couple of areas in the abalone inlay that appear to have cracks, but it could be just the way the pieces were fitted together into the recesses. The abalone is stable and this is mentioned for listing accuracy. They are an awesome vintage find!

SIGNED: STERLING, 925, TAXCO & LETTERS PDE IN A CIRCLE ON THE BACKS OF BOTH EARRINGS, AND MEXICO AND AN EAGLE #3 MARK ON THE BACK OF ONE OF THE EARRINGS

LENGTH: APPROX 1 5/16 INCH LONG AND 7/8 INCH WIDE 

WEIGHT: 6.2 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE & SOME MILD TARNISH. THE ABALONE SHELL EXHIBITS STRIATIONS (GROOVES) THAT ARE INHERENT TO NATURAL SHELL. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF AREAS IN THE ABALONE INLAY THAT APPEAR TO HAVE CRACKS, BUT IT MAY BE JUST THE WAY THE PIECES WERE FITTED TOGETHER INTO THE RECESSES. DOESN'T DETRACT & IS MENTIONED FOR LISTING ACCURACY.

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