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Taxco sterling brooch with stone inlays inspired by Codex Zouche-Nuttall

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Silver29 of 40Old tribal ring probably Kuchi from Afghanistan or Banjara Rajastan IndiaStunning Swedish silverbangle 1954
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (260 items)

    This is a sterlingsilver brooch / pendant with stone inlays and Mexican stamps. It is made in Taxco and bears the mark YR or yh and the eaglemark. I think the image is inspired by the Codex Zouche-Nuttall, and if so, the figure can represent Eight Deer Jaguar Claw who was a powerful Mixtec ruler in the 11th century. Codex Zouche-Nuttall is a 15th century deerskin manuscipt.

    I have not been able to find any information about who made it or how old it is, maybe 50's but I do not know. It is in any case very nice, I think, and it fits perfectly with my black antique silk scarf. I am grateful for ideas on who the silversmith might be, and when it is made. Ideas about the stones are also interesting.

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Czechman, Nutsabodas6, PhilipDavidAlexandermorris and aghcollect - lots of thanks!!!!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Vetraio50 lots of thanks!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Greatful for love Kerry10456, lisa, antiquerose and racer4four!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Could the mark be * Y6 * ??
    5. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 6 years ago
      great piece... here some info on Mexican silver
      http://www.925-1000.com/mexican_marks.html#M
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose, I think is it two letters not a number. But thanks for the idea :-).
      BelleEpoque thankyou, yes that is a great page but I haven't been able to find an answer there to who made it, but thanks!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Racer4four thanks for attention and for loving this, your always so good at responding :-)
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very very beautiful!!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Lots of thanks Sean68! You are so supportive. I'm very grateful because as a beginner collector I'm not always certain about all my decisions and what to post :-) I'm learning...
    10. davyd286, 6 years ago
      The letters could be YB.
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Freiheit and BHock45.
      Thankyou davyd286 for the idea, YB...
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Geo26e thankyou!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou tom61375!
    14. tom61375, 6 years ago
      You are very welcome! =)
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Valentino97 thankyou!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankts to Jewels and toolate2!

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