Vintage Margot De Taxco Jewelry

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2015-06-26 10:33:42

Margot de Taxco was a famous jewellery designer known for designing pieces which featured silver and brightly-coloured enamel.

Brief history and description

Margot de Taxco was a famous jewelry designer known for designing pieces which featured silver and brightly-coloured enamel.

Margot founded her own jewelry company in Taxco, Mexico in 1947, and many of her popular jewelry items featured Art Deco, Mayan and Japanese-inspired motifs.

Some of the many jewelry items designed by Margot de Taxco included necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, collars and brooches.

Guide for collectors

Authentic Margot de Taxco jewelry items typically feature the words "Made in Mexico" or "Margot de Taxco" as well as the number 16 inside of an eagle symbol; (although earlier designs did not feature the eagle hallmark). Because of this, items which were manufactured before Margot started placing the eagle hallmark on her jewelry items are considered to be rare.

The Eagle form mark was instituted by the Mexican government in 1948; the Eagle stamp #3 was for Taxco, while the Eagle stamp #16 was registered to Margot.

The Glitter Box website has information on the value of various Margot de Taxco items, and websites like MexTrends, SilverZeal and NumberOneJewlry have a specific focus on silver Mexican jewelry items.

Value

Skinner in Massachusetts sold a sterling silver and enamel snake suite consisting of a collar, bracelet and ear pendants for $1,700 in December of 2007.

Burchard Galleries Inc in St. Petersburg, Florida sold a sterling silver bumble bee bracelet featuring white enamel sterling links and enameled bumble bees for $850 in September of 2008.

Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries in Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York sold a Mexican sterling and enamelled necklace which was also signed by Margot de Taxco for $475 in November of 2011.

Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, California sold a sterling silver brooch featuring an open wreath motif with green and white enamel for $100 in
January of 2011.

Humler & Nolan in Cincinnati, Ohio sold a teal double scroll spiral necklace featuring an eagle logo and design for $90 in November of 2008.

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