Vintage Mexican angel milagro sterling silver ex voto pendant, Spanish Colonial, Mexican milagros, Mexican jewelry, amulet, Victorian tag

$98.00

I recently acquired this beautiful Mexican sterling silver milagro (Spanish word for "miracle") at auction, and although the patina had been polished off, I believe it is from the early part of the 20th century. This milagro, like most from that era, is formed from one thin sheet of silver (many of the era also used a single sheet of tin) with traditional Spanish Colonial designs in deep repoussé. Milagros, also known as ex votos, are religious folk charms used as votive offerings and for healing purposes in Mexico. This milagro features the winged angel, a common icon that is, for example, seen at the foot of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Perhaps this particular milagro was to keep one safe during travel, as the upper portion resembles a Victorian era luggage tag with space for engraving. Today it is a beautiful piece that will complement a collection of Mexico and Latin American milagros or perhaps to wear as a pendant--but if so, take great care as the silver is thin. NOTE: The silver rope chain pictured is not included.

It is a very unusual milagro. It measures 2-1/8" wide by 3" tall not including the loop ring, which came with it. The silver is very thin, as shown in Photo 3. The surface has fine scratches likely from age and years of cleaning. The hallmark stamp on the back is worn down but you can still make out the word MEXICO and 925. Other than the scuffing/scratching, it is in good vintage condition.

Que te vayas bien. That you travel safely.


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