Margot de Taxco Snake Necklace/ 1950s
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Original not reproduced signed MARGOT DE TAXCO, 5554 (design number), HECHO EN MEXICO, Eagle 16 assay marked iconic snake necklace in desirable turquoise blue. The original stamp is somewhat unclear, but the 16 and Margot de Taxco can be seen better with a loop. From a larger important collection of her work. Can be worn with the tail up or down depending on how you close it because the head and tail nail swivel. The piece dates from the 1950s. Good condition for its age, see details. Enamel and sterling. Width varies at about .65″ to 1″ wide for the head. Opens with a clasp in the top middle where the signature is located. Very Good with wear to some of the enamel. See images.
Margot Van Voorhies Carr worked and was married to legendary silversmith Antonio Castillo. She worked with his shop until they separated. She opened her own shop Margot de Taxco in 1948 and produced until her death in 1974. Her shop closed in 1978. Margot was a very interesting and talented woman supporting herself at a time when this was not the norm. She was from San Francisco originally but relocated to Taxco, Mexico in 1937. Her designs were innovative and she is known for them and what she added to the tradition. She is famous for her enamel and silver combinations.