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Mexican Mid-Century Modern Victoria De Taxco Copper and Silver Plate Coffee Set

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An early 1950's Taxco, Mexico copper and silver plate coffee set by Ana María Núñez de Brilanti, "Victoria de Taxco" The set is composed by a coffee kettle, a creamer, a sugar bowl and a tray. The kettle, the creamer and the tray have carved wood handles; the bowl includes a spoon. Serving pieces show a silver trim of Prehispanic inspired design. All pieces are sealed underneath; the spoon also shows the "Cony" retailer shop mark. The kettle shows important dents on body and base. Dimensions: Coffee kettle: 21 x 22 x 15 cm. (8.25 x 8.75 x 6 inches). Creamer: 12 x 13.5 x 8 cm. (4.75 x 5.25 x 3.13 inches). Sugar bowl: 12 x 8.5 cm. Ø (4.75 x 3.63 inches). Tray: 51 x 29.5 x 3 cm. (20 x 11.63 x 1.25 inches). Ana María Núñez was born on December 21th, 1907. The eldest daughter of a Revolution-era colonel, she lived in downtown Mexico City during her youth. She learned languages, piano and worked as general assistant to Diego Rivera during the latest's muralist work in Palacio Nacional. In 1931 she married Rafael Brilanti, a public servant; in 1939, the family moved to Taxco, where his husband was sent to work. She later met William Spratling, who cheered her to work as a silversmith. By 1948, she founded her Victoria workshop along the ones by Antonio Castillo and Margot van Voorhies. As most metal workers of her generation, her jewelry and utilitarian pieces explored the prehispanic iconography and motiffs. However, she also used other picturesque scenes and characters such as waterboys, pack donkeys, peasants and bullfighters.
  • Creator:
    Victoria of Taxco (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 9.45 in (24 cm)Width: 19.69 in (50 cm)Depth: 11.62 in (29.5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Copper,Silver,Silver Plate,Wood,Appliqué,Hammered
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1950
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location:
    Mexico City, MX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3125330416602

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