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Taxco sterling & abalone bullfighting brooch

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    Posted 3 years ago

    Newfld
    (754 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 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, 3 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

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    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      It really pictures a bullfight going on well. Love this contender !~
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 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
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    5. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      That is really neat and sure catches your eye.Nice find.
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 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. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      wow thats pretty cool jenni...
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      Hemingway natch, he lived in Spain awhile & probably saw tons of bullfights). when "he wasnt drunk" lol jenni
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 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.....
    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 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
    11. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Very interesting brooch-lots and detail. Really like the coloring on the abalone.
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 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
    13. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very pleased you enjoyed my bullfight brooch Thomas, always grateful for the kind love and support, thank you
    14. worthit2, 3 years ago
      Really cool piece!
    15. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks worthit2 for your really nice comment & love, very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed this
    16. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Pascale and Vynil33rpm for the love, glad you enjoyed this bullfighter brooch
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Malkey and Collectables59 for the love, glad you enjoyed this piece
    18. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      So glad you liked this bullfighter brooch Anna, really grateful for the kind love and support
    19. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Rose for the love & support, it's always very much appreciated and it means so much to me
    20. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Theodora for the love, it's so nice of you and greatly appreciated

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