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Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver and Stone Chip Inlay Hinged Pill Box - Tribal Figure - Mixed Metals - Eagle 3 #d256

Regular price $89.00
This wonderful handmade Mexican pill box is comprised of sterling silver, copper and semi-precious stone chips. The box is hexagonal in shape and the top of the lid has been beautifully inlaid with stone chips in deep blue lapis, green jasper and turquoise. A tribal figure rendered in sterling silver and copper sits in the center of the stone inlay. The lid of the box is hinged and secures with a hook and knob closure in the front. It's a delightful little box!

The box measures about 1 1/16 inches long, 1 3/16 inches wide and weighs 9.5 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Taxco Mexico 925" in a triangle around a maker's mark on the inside of the top lid. It also has an Eagle 3 mark on the inside of the lid. I was unable to identify the artist's name.

This is a wonderful handcrafted box that could be used to hold pills, jewelry or tiny trinkets. It would make a marvelous gift for the person who appreciates Mexican silver and could also be used as a gift box for small jewelry. The box is in very good vintage condition with normal surface scratches from previous use. It came to me with heavy patina from age. It has been cleaned but some of this patina still remains. There is one tiny chip at the top of the stone inlay that appears to be gone. It's very small and not really noticeable. Being handmade, the box will exhibit irregularities in construction that would not be found in a machine-made piece. It's a marvelous example of Mexican silver artistry!

SIGNED: TAXCO, MEXICO AND 925 IN A TRIANGLE AROUND A MAKER'S MARK I COULD NOT IDENTIFY AND AN EAGLE 3 MARK ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX LID

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/16 INCHES LONG AND 1 3/16 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 9.5 GRAMS

CONDITION: VERY GOOD VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE AND STORAGE. BOX HAD HEAVY AGE PATINA THAT HAS BEEN CLEANED BUT SOME PATINA REMAINS. THERE IS ONE VERY TINY CHIP AT THE TOP OF THE STONE INLAY THAT APPEARS TO BE GONE, BUT IS NOT VERY NOTICEABLE. BEING HANDMADE, IT EXHIBITS IRREGULARITIES IN CONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD NOT BE FOUND IN A MACHINE-MADE PIECE.

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Materials: sterling silver,semi precious stone chip inlay,925 silver,copper

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