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    Posted 2 months ago

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    This 2 1-2"W sterling silver shark brooch has a colorful inlaid abalone shell body, with some light surface scratches in the silver. By Mexican artisan Melesio (aka Melecio) Rodriguez for Taxco ca 1950s, with MR mark in a circle seen under magnifier along with sterling, 925 & Mexico

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    1. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 months ago
      Love the colors!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      This brooch is so cool, the delicacy of MOP on a mean old shark. Have to love it!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Like he is on the fashion runway of the deap blue sea !~
    4. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 months ago
      I love this piece! That’s one amazing brooch, the abalone shell is gorgeous, his design is very tribal with it, the abalone is a really beautiful shell anyway to use, he’s so full of movement too!
    5. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Greatly appreciate the kind love all

      Thanks vintagelamp for your wonderful comment & loving these colors, they're like a pastel rainbow and to think they are from a shell over 60 yrs old

      Karen thank you for your fabulous comment and noticing how this predatory shark is softened by his abalone colors, the Mexican silver artists were so talented and made such diverse jewelry esp animals, I love it too!

      Thank you Phil for the super cool ideation of a deep sea runway, that is such a lovely thought as this shark is a real "mover and shaker" lol! Great praise as always, love your comments

      Lauren I am so thrilled that you really loved this shark, I've had it for a long time & I totally agree with everything you said esp the primitive design - this is so true of Mexican silver/ abalone shell jewelry, their designs have a simplicity and honesty that is very refreshing - they make wonderful animals, but some of their truly tribal folklore pieces (is it called kokeshi or something like that, they're gorgeous) are outstanding. Thank you so much for your fantastic compliments
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 months ago
      Yuy, watch those teeth! :D

      Mexicans love sharks, they use them in songs and in idioms, as well as food.
    7. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thanks all for the thoughtful love

      Lol Katherine, he does look like a biter I'd better watch out!! Thank you for your super comment & the info about shark popularity in Mexico, really interesting and I can understand why with their ocean water being so warm - took a vacay there once & it felt like bath water. We are currently having a hot end of summer bringing lots of sharks into our Long Island NY waters so beaches have banned swimming

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