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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
Mexican Modernistic Sterling Silver Tea Coffee Set by Hector Aguilar
By Hector Aguilar
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early four-pieces sterling silver coffee or tea serve set by Hector Aguilar (1905-1986) circa 1940-1945 per mark "HA, Taxco, 940". The mid-century modernist silverware set consist...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Modern Hector Aguilar

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Sterling Silver

Hector Aguilar Stunning Mexican Sterling Jewelry 5-Piece Set Armadillo Design
By Hector Aguilar
Located in Phoenix, AZ
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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Mid-20th Century Mexican Hector Aguilar

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Sterling Silver

Mexican Modernist Silver Pitcher by Hector Aguilar
By Hector Aguilar
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early 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. T...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Hector Aguilar

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Sterling Silver

Hector Aguilar Sterling Rectangular Box, Mexico C 1940
By Hector Aguilar
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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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Mexican Sterling Silver Brooch by Hector Aguilar
By Hector Aguilar
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Hector Aguilar

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Hector Aguilar Fireplace Tool Set
By Taxco, Hector Aguilar
Located in Pawtucket, RI
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 furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Hector Aguilar are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Hector Aguilar collection, there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 5 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Hector Aguilar were created in North America during the mid-20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Tane, Antoñio Pineda and Sanborns. Prices for Hector Aguilar furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $880 and tops out at $25,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,500 on average..

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