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Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver and Banded Agate Brooch Pill Snuff Box Combo - Signed - Eagle 3 - Rare! #d274

Regular price $239.00
This beautiful Mexican brooch/box combination piece is comprised of fine sterling silver and banded agate stone. It's an extremely unique piece that is both a brooch and also a pill or snuff box. The brooch is six-sided, with two long sides in the front and back with two angled sides on each side. The top/lid of the brooch/box is hinged and holds a gloriously beautiful banded agate stone in brown and luscious caramel colors. The stone has been expertly cut and beveled to fit the contours of the box. A lovely rope detail surrounds the bezel of the stone and there is a silver bead in the front to assist with opening the lid. The box flares out at the bottom and the area between the top and bottom is filled with a fantastic silver loop design that travels all the way around the box. The bottom of the box is finished in a smooth silver and there is a pin back for attaching it to clothing. It's such a rare, one of a kind find!

The box measures about 1 1/4 inches long, 2 inches wide, 7/16 inch tall and weighs 21.0 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Taxco Mexico" in a half circle around the hallmark "925" and the artist's initials "JPG" on the back of the brooch/box. It also as an Eagle 3 mark on back of the brooch/box. I was unable to identify the artist's name.

This is such a unique piece! It can be worn simply as a gorgeous agate brooch but can also serve as a pill, trinket or memento box. It's a marvelous piece to add to a Mexican silver collection and would make a fine gift for a collector. The brooch/box is in excellent vintage condition with normal surface scratches from previous use and some age patina, mainly on the inside of the box. Being handmade, the box will exhibit irregularities in construction that would not be found in a machine-made piece. It's a fabulous example of Mexican silver artistry!

SIGNED: TAXCO, MEXICO, 925, JPG AND EAGLE 3 ON THE BACK OF THE BROOCH

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/4 INCHES LONG AND 2 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 21.0 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE AND STORAGE AND PATINA FROM AGE, MAINLY ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX. BEING HANDMADE, IT EXHIBITS IRREGULARITIES IN CONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD NOT BE FOUND IN A MACHINE-MADE PIECE.

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Materials: sterling silver,925 silver,banded agate stone

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