Margot de Taxco Dutch Boy and Girl Brooches
Amazingly cute and playful pieces of early Margot De Taxco jewelry! This pair of figural brooches is unusual and hard to find. The figures are a Dutch boy and girl. Made from sterling silver, they are in excellent condition with original vintage patina.
Margot van Voorhies Carr emigrated to Mexico in 1937 and created outstanding jewelry until her death in the 1970s. Her pieces are highly collectible. Made in the late 1940s or early 1950s these brooches are of are rare, bridging her Dutch heritage with outstanding Mexican silverwork.
Both of these brooches are well marked. Each features 3 stamped marks. 1) The #16 Mexican eagle, 2) Margot de Taxco hallmark and 3) the number 5310. The #16 eagle mark is registered to Margot and her post 1948 designs are stamped with it. The original pinbacks are in good working condition. Each brooch measures 1 1/2" tall x 3/4" wide x 1/8"deep. The girl brooch weighs 6.0 grams, the boy brooch weighs 6.4 grams. These are sold as a pair, the price is for both brooches.