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Hector Aguilar

Hector Aguilar was born in 1905, he apprenticed under William Spratling at a young age, and by the age of 30, he was the top shop manager for William Spratling. Inspired by Aztec and Mextex art, Aguilar preferred to work with purer silver (rated at 940 rather than the customary 925 of Sterling Silver). Gifted with a keen business sense as well as his artistic ability, and due to wartime shortages in the US, Aguilar was able to secure a contract with the American costume jewelry company Coro in 1943, to produce silver jewelry, supplying Coro with unique Mexican designs until 1950. In 1948, Aguilar opened the Taller Borda, which quickly became one of the premier retail silver outlets in Taxco, where they offered the highest quality fine silver jewelry, hollowware and flatware that was produced at the Aguilar workshops.

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Creator:Hector Aguilar
Hector Aguilar Sterling Rectangular Box, Mexico C 1940
By Hector Aguilar
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Hector Aguilar sterling rectangular box, Mexico C 1940 A fine example of Mexican Modernism, by Hector Aguilar circa 1940-1945. Made in Taxco, Mexico and hallmarked Taxco /940 and ...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Modern Hector Aguilar

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Sterling Silver

Hector Aguilar Fireplace Tool Set
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Rare fireplace tool set by Hector Aguilar hand forged in wrought iron and copper. Set includes wall mount, ash shovel, poker, and tongs. Signed with artist's cipher and Taxco mark.
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Hector Aguilar Stunning Mexican Sterling Jewelry 5-Piece Set Armadillo Design
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Fabulous Armadillo design 940 Taxco sterling jewelry set by Hector Aguilar. Graceful and solid. Belt and necklace are strung on the original velvet. Set consists of: Belt, necklace...
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Mexican Modernist Silver Pitcher by Hector Aguilar
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A Mid-Century Modernist sterling silver water pitcher made by Hector Aguilar circa 1940-1945. Made in Taxco, Mexico and hallmarked Taxco /940 and Stamped for Hector Aguilar. The pitc...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Hector Aguilar

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Mexican Sterling Silver Brooch by Hector Aguilar
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