1940s Vintage Taxco Mexico 940 Sterling Silver Necklace Sg'd MS
Great vintage Taxco Mexico 940 sterling silver 1940's necklace. Beautifully designed with nested links in a geometric pattern. Recessed, oxidized accents with fluid movement around the nape of the neck. Hallmarked - Mexico stylized MS and Taxco 940, possibly by someone from the Soteno Family. Sterling 940 was most commonly used by Hector Aquilar in Taxco.
Artisan MS and this hallmark are shown on page 221 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition). Mr. Hougart indicates that this artist used the Eagle 3 assay mark ~ this piece does not have an Eagle assay mark, helping to date it to before 1948, when the Mexican government mandated the Eagle marking system for silver.
CONDITION: Great condition. No damage or repairs. No cracks or breaks. Use the zoom feature, pictures tell the story.
SIZE: 15 1/4" with a 'C' clasp. IF you wanted to get a little extra length out of it, you could straighten and then re-curl the C clasp.