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Bernice Goodspeed Abstract Sterling Silver Brooch and or Pendant

$925

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This dimensional early signed mid century modern rareBernice Goodspeed fabulous Pin or pendant is hallmarked on the back "sterling taxco B Mexico."It has blackened sterling mixed with sterling silver with abstractions of design inspired by her archalogical finds and her studies of the indians of Central Mexico.This is collectable... It serves as a dual purpose... as a pin or pendant... both having the bar and loop for a chain... There is no chain that goes with this. Bernice Goodspeed was an American born cultural anthropologist and settled in Mexico City in 193 to complete her studies. While working as a tour guide to ancient sites she met the Hungarian artist named Carl Pappe with whom she married in 1935. They then moved to Taxco and opened up a studio and gallery. Bernice's designs encorporate columbian motifs and have great influence of Aztec and Mayan stonework as exemplified in this rare pin/ brooch/ necklace pendant. This is a very early design of hers done in the early 40's. One just needs a great sterling silver chain. PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE ON SALE NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2021.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    Sterling Silver
  • Dimensions
    Width: 3 in. (76.2 mm)Depth: 3 in. (76.2 mm)Length: 3 in. (76.2 mm)
  • Style
    Modernist
  • Place of Origin
    Mexico
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940's
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2512829282

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    Ships From: North Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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