Vintage Mexican Salvador Sterling & Ivory Pin
Salvador Teran was a Taxco born silversmith who began his career working with his cousins, know as the Los Castillo brothers, Don Antonio, Jorge, Miguel and Justo Castillo. In 1952 Salvador opened his own workshop, which became very successful. Salvador was well known for his 3-dimensional metal and mosaic pieces, many of which depicted humans and animals.
This lovely Vintage (ca1950) pin is a wonderful example of Salvador's work. The pin, which is made of sterling silver, depicts what appears to be a woman which has her arms wrapped around her legs that are pulled up to her chest. The face, hair, and legs of the woman are portrayed by intricately hand carved ivory and her arms, body, and what appears to be a hair-tie are made of sterling silver. The back of the pin is stamped with Salvador's signature hallmark as well as "STERLING", "MEXICO", "509" and an eagle stamp. It's a beautiful piece and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Measurements: The pin measures slightly less than 2" tall, 1 1/8" wide and is 1/2" at it's deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or the ivory. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.