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Rare Hector Aguilar Silver and Chrysocolla Necklace, Taxco, Mexico, 1949-1955

$2,750

About

This beautiful rare necklace features a most spectacular crysocolla cabochon stone measuring 31mm by 25mm with superb inclusions forming an image one might see looking at the earth's surface from space. The stone's name is derived from the Greek words Chrysos, gold, and kola, glue. It was used by ancient goldsmiths and inspired creativity in many artists through use as pigment by Renaissance painters and as a gemstone in jewelry designs. In ancient Egypt, it was called the wise stone for its properties were believed to encourage harmony and clever compromises. Cleopatra was known to wear chysocolla jewelry, Nero was also a fan. Marks: Eagle 9, 940, HA, Taxco The pendant may also be worn as a brooch. This piece has interesting reflective qualities, for best image see the necklace on black display stand.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.32 in. (33.53 mm)Length: 24.5 in. (622.3 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    Mexico
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1949-1955
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1887210688782

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