Vintage Mexican Los Castillo Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Los Castillo was a Mexican jewelry company formed by 4 brothers, Don Antonio, Jorge, Miguel and Justo Castillo, in the late 1930's. All were trained in different areas of the silver business and Don Antonio Castillo was an apprentice for William Spratling's Las Delicias workshop in the early 1930's. Los Castillo is known for beautiful craftsmanship and their revival of ancient techniques.
Large sterling silver hoops by Los Castillo. From approximately ca1950, the earrings have a simple but beautiful design. Each hoop hangs freely from a silver ball that is attached to the bottom of the silver wire. The earrings are marked on the back of each ball: "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO"; also marked is a number that I am unable to identify but it is either "178" or "78". These bold earrings would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring measures approximately 2 3/8" long from the top of the silver ball to the bottom of the hoop, 1 13/16" at the widest point and 1/8" thick. The individual hoops have a diameter of 1 13/16".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. There are two very small minor dents in the silver which is not uncommon for silver earrings of this age. There is also a beautiful natural patine on surface of silver.