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Margot de Taxco

 Silver and Enamel Snake Necklace

Fabulous vintage Margot de Taxco choker-style enamel and silver snake necklace.  Beautiful green, blue, and yellow speckled enamel on 28 intricately crafted interlocking  silver panels. Hinged design coils around the neck, with the snake's head crossed over its tail in front. Unique features include a heart shaped tail, mouth slightly agape with protruding tongue, and a well hidden slide clasp in back.  Superb craftsmanship with each enameled scale outlined with silver.  The necklace is stamped "Margot de Taxco 5554" on one side of the clasp, and "sterling, made in Mexico" encircling the maker's mark, on the other.  

Purchased in Taxco in 1957.  Total length 16 inches. 

Excellent Condition


American born Margot van Voorhies Carr, was a designer in Taxco at the Los Castillo taller, founded by the well know silversmiths the Castillo brothers.  Margot began her career as the wife of Antonio Castillo. She later divorced Don Antonio and opened her own shop, "Margot de Taxco," bringing with her several artisans from Los Castillo. Margot's art moderne-inspired works, particularly her enamel work is highly sought by collectors. Recently, her non-enameled sterling pieces have increased in value as well, as her works become increasingly scarce.

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