Quirky Vintage Mexican Silver Cat Brooch | Taxco de Alarcón
The playful representation of a long-haired cat sets this late twentieth century solid silver brooch apart from the crowd: a swishing bushy tail and a spiky ruff, with the eyes and smiling mouth picked out in pierced detail that will reveal the fabric beneath when worn. The sturdy roll-over clasp will hold it securely to your outfit.
The maker’s mark TG-189 to the rear of the brooch indicates that it is the work of a silversmith from the Taxco de Alarcón region of Mexico. Silver has been mined in the area since the early sixteenth century, and the small city of Taxco is today a highly-regarded hub for the crafting of jewellery and silverware.
Presented in a gift box.
Approximate Dimensions: 5cm x 2.5cm (at the longest/widest point)
Condition Report: In good vintage condition, with some surface marks commensurate with age. The silver has been cleaned and polished by us to a fine bright finish, but please remember that, as a soft metal, silver is always liable to show some slight marks and fine scratches from handling when inspected closely, even when brand new.
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Material: Sterling Silver
Marks: Mexico TG-189 925, indicating the country of origin, silversmith and silver purity