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Mexican Jewelry18 of 105Vintage Necklace made in MexicoMexico Large Vintage Bird Brooch
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    Posted 12 months ago

    freiheit
    (1224 items)

    After a long break, I decided to post some of my new items. Corona has made it very difficult to find new treasures. We have been in lock down for longer than I can remember. All non-essential stores have been closed for over two months and who knows when they will open again. Christmas shopping for our grandchildren was a challenge because I don't like to buy online. But I will stop complaining now.

    I love Mexican silver, especially the older pieces. Many have great designs that have been copied and reinvented by several makers over many decades. Some others have been mass produced. I consider some copies a tribute to the great originals and some I would call fraudulent. And then there is anything in between. Some makers say that they use the original molds (sounds possible) and others say that they employ the same silversmith who was making the pieces in the 1940's (hm, he must be pretty old by now). In any case, I have made some mistakes, but in most cases I am happy with my purchases because I like the item and I don't care who's name is on it.

    This is a very common design. There are plenty of brooches like this around. They come in different sizes and also with turquoise adornments. These brooches were made by different makers and over several decades. I think this is a fun piece to wear in the summer.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 12 months ago
      That's really such a beautiful bird brooch!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 12 months ago
      Many thanks for your comment, jscotto363. I am glad you like it:)
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
      Gudrun - this is a wonderful find! Very unusual, I have not seen before. Naturally I love also because it's a bird - thanks for posting tonight. Looks like 1940's. Thanks for your research.

      The Covid lock-down is so depressing for everyone. We just opened dining on outside patios this week here in Long Beach. I haven't checked it out yet. I'm still a bit scared, and masked and careful. I'm working, but that's scary too because my duties have changed a lot and I'm trying to adapt. Sorry, I must stop complaining!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 months ago
      Look at the size of that brooch!
      I’m guessing 5-6 inches!
      I bet it’s heavy too, would look wonderful on a dark colored coat!

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