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Classically Elegant ~ Signed & Marked ~Heirloom Quality
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DESCRIPTION: This isan EXTRAORDINARY was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950 to 1955, by renowned silver mastro, GERARDO LOPEZ.Maestro Lopez had a large and very successful taller and shop in Taxco in the 1950's and it was one of the best silver shops in Taxco. This is documented on page238 of the must-have book, MEXICAN SILVER, by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk.Maestro Lopez's art-to-wear jewelry was alwayssuperbly crafted in timeless, artistic designs ~ thismagnificentnecklace is no exception!This sterling repoussenecklace is masterfully crafted in an artistic and feminine motif that has a wonderful art nouveau look. Itis exquisitely detailed and has a large (4-5/8" long and width/drop of 2-3/4") that has a spectacular orchestration of silver scroll flourishes and silver demi sphere accents. There are silver repousse scroll links on either side of the central design that complete the necklace.Repoussage isa metal working technique in which a malleable metals (suchas sterling silver) is shaped or ornamented by hammering from the reverse or under side. This technique is extremely time consuming and can take an artist an entire day or many days to complete just one piece.The central pendant and links are connected with soldered silver jump rings. The silver has acquired a wonderful, soft patina that reflects the shadows created by the depth ofdesign.The clasp is a tongue and box clasp that works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'.This necklace is fabulous~ extremely well made in a classic and sophisticated motif ~ designed and signed by one of Taxco's most talented silver maestros, GERARDO LOPEZ ~ it is collector and heirloom quality ~ quite simply, THE BEST!!! PLEASE SEE THE COORDINATING GERARDO LOPEZ CLAMPER BRACELET THAT IS ALSO LISTED!
SIZE:Inside circumference when closed is 17", width/drop is2-3/4",and weight is 80.7
''NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED" ~ AESOP
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SHIPPING: DOMESTIC SHIPPING IS BY USPS PRIORITY MAIL WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND INSURANCE (provided through a third party insurer) FOR $4.00 (POSTAGE COSTS ALONE ARE MORE THAN $4.00).INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS BY USPS FIRST CLASS REGISTED MAIL & INSURED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY INSURER. USPS REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT SILVER AND JEWELRY THAT IS SHIPPED TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA) BE SHIPPED EITHER FIRST CLASS REGISTERED OR PRIORITY SHIPPING ONLY ~ NO REGULAR FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. SHIPPING COST TO CANADA IS $14.00 AND SHIPPING COST ANYWHERE ELSE IS $18.00 ~ PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ACTUAL COSTS FOR SHIPPING ARE MORE THAN WHAT I CHARGE AND I PAY FOR FULL INSURANCE THROUGH A THIRD PARTY INSURER.I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS DELAYS. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.
PLEASE NOTE: Mexican vintage silver jewelry is handwrought, and therefore, not perfect ~ each piece will have variances that indicatethat the piece is hand made. Vintage pieces will show various signs of wear since they have been pre-loved ~ items are described to the best of my ability and any damage will be noted.
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Domestic shipping is by USPS Priority Mail Insured (by a third party insurer) and International shippinng is by USPS First Class Registered Insured (by a third party insurer). I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS DELAYS. I am happy to combine shipping for multiple item purchases within a five day period. If you win two or more items, please wait for an email from me that combines shipping before paying with PayPal.
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Unless otherwise described, items are vintage or antique and will have associated wear ~ silver may be tarnished as I do not polish any vintage silver.Please be advised that I am not an expert or agemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability. All sales are final unless an item is misrepresented in the sale description.If I make an error in a listing and a flaw is not noted, a full refund, including original postage, will be given.