Completely stunning in sterling silver, this curvaceous perfume bottle will fill your senses. Exquisite modernist contoured lines are a treat for the eye and perfect in the hand. The top features a red coral cabochon with virtually no matrix visible. It’s a perfect finish to such a sensual shape.
In 1931, Taxco Mexico was an established site for silver mines but had no silversmith industry to work the metal. William Spratling, already an established voice in the burgeoning modernist movement, decided to bring his jewelry design business to Taxco. He trained and ultimately collaborated with local silversmiths. From this seed of a cottage industry, the rich tapestry of Taxco silver work was born.
This curvaceous perfume bottle is just shy of 50 mm (approximately 2 inches). It is 30 mm wide. The total weight is 19 grams, though it will weigh a bit more when filled with your favorite scent. It is marked .925 for sterling silver purity, and it is hallmarked by a Mexican assayers registration number from Taxco circa the 1970’s: TH – 88. The T signifies the city where the piece was made (Taxco) and the H is the first letter of the last name of the maker. Unfortunately the assayers records were not preserved, so the identity of maker TH-88 has been lost to time.
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50 mm tall