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Taxco sterling & abalone bullfighting brooch

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This vintage 2" round silver brooch has the image of a matador next to a bull, with background of iridescent green, purple & blue abalone . The mark has some fading , you can make out the 925, Mexico, Tax, ACC designer initials and separate Eagle 3 mark.
    Judy, here is a bull brooch for you, my Taurus friend

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    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 years ago
      Really cool piece- reminds me of Bizet's Toreador song from Carmen- I can just hear it now looking at this!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thanks Lauren that's a really good image, Bizet's Carmen was so colorful with great songs & dancing! I think you must know by now that, like you, I love animals and of course do not endorse the sport of bullfighting if they are still killing bulls, culturally I know it has the romantic machismo (Hemingway etc), but I think there could be something more humane like a tranquilizer gun or needle so the bull can live to fight another day. I do like these Mexican silver brooches though esp with the colors of the abalone. Thanks for your nice compliment

      Thank you everybody for the love
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      It really pictures a bullfight going on well. Love this contender !~
    4. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thanks Phil, I too think it's a pretty cool scene, just a simple image not too graphic - as I said before I love the romantic elegance of the sport not the violence, but when this brooch was made (probably 50s-60s) it was very au courant. Appreciate your kind words

      Thanks so much for the love
    5. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 years ago
      That is really neat and sure catches your eye.Nice find.
    6. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks jbingham95 for the kind compliments & love, it was a nice find for me as it's a different type brooch than I usually have, and the sporty bullfighting scene is kinda pretty with the abalone background
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Beautiful Jenni,
      Mexican jewelry, made with silver and abalone, extinct in most areas :( took a lot of work and quite the craftman to make it. Made decades ago,when abalone was plentyful.
      When I looked at your brooch, the first thing that came to mind was "Blood & Sand" with Tyrone Power. I was in love with him as a little girl. In that movie, the bullfighter got his comeuppance! My parents went to a bull fight in Mexico in the early 50's. They left...
    8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Such a gorgeous brooch!! I'm sorry for being late, but my internet connection was down. Where I live, we get free wi-fi, but often it goes out.
    9. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Yes Eileen now I remember that Tyrone Power movie, he also made another one about bullfighting called The Sun Also Rises (book written by Hemingway natch, he lived in Spain awhile & probably saw tons of bullfights). I would have done like your parents, seen the beginning but walked out before the goring, those poor bulls. Thanks so much for the great comment/compliments

      Ken, I am ALWAYS happy to hear from you whenever, wherever my friend, I have had exactly the same problem with WiFi esp when using my phone, it is so weird that sometimes it's strong, and others it fades out or doesn't come in at all. We particularly suffered during a two week power outage from Hurricane Sandy some yrs back, we had to keep charging our mobiles at malls, now I'm hoping Hurricane Florence stays away from NY. Thanks for the super compliment

      Greatly appreciate the love
    10. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      wow thats pretty cool jenni...
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      Hemingway natch, he lived in Spain awhile & probably saw tons of bullfights). when "he wasnt drunk" lol jenni
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi Jenni, I am late again, I don't seem to have enough hours in the day lately!!
      This brooch is lovely! I am rather partial to abalone jewellery:) Thanks for posting.....
    13. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Judy I'm so glad you got to see this, I promised to post a bull brooch for you and could only find this one for now (have others somewhere, they make great subjects for jewelry), very glad you liked the silver & abalone combo I hoped you would. Thanx for your great comment & luv

      Yes Roycroft I knew Hemingway was quite the drinker, and if I recall I did see photos of him at bullfights - what a fascinating life he led, living all over the world, & such a sad ending. Appreciate your comment and love, thank you
    14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Very interesting brooch-lots and detail. Really like the coloring on the abalone.
    15. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Really pleased you liked my bullfighting brooch MrsT, I'm very glad you found the abalone colors appealing, considering its probably mid century age I think it has held up well. Thanks for your kind comment
    16. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very pleased you enjoyed my bullfight brooch Thomas, always grateful for the kind love and support, thank you
    17. worthit2, 2 years ago
      Really cool piece!
    18. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks worthit2 for your really nice comment & love, very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed this
    19. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Pascale and Vynil33rpm for the love, glad you enjoyed this bullfighter brooch
    20. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Malkey and Collectables59 for the love, glad you enjoyed this piece
    21. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      So glad you liked this bullfighter brooch Anna, really grateful for the kind love and support
    22. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Rose for the love & support, it's always very much appreciated and it means so much to me
    23. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Theodora for the love, it's so nice of you and greatly appreciated

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