Vintage Taxco Silver Ex Voto Milagro Jewelry, Angel Pendant Necklace, Mexican Milagros, Mexican Silver Jewelry, Taxco Jewelry, Angel Gifts

$124.00

Here we have a beautiful Taxco Mexican sterling silver milagro (Spanish word for "miracle") circa 1980s. This milagro is formed from one thin sheet of silver (many also used a single sheet of tin) with traditional Spanish Colonial designs in deep repoussé. The bail is embossed with the hallmark TV-42 MEXICO 925, which tells us it was made in Taxco (first letter) by a silversmith whose last name started with V (second letter), and that s/he was the 42nd silversmith registered in that city. This particular style of hallmark was introduced in 1979, although the silversmiths identified by the hallmark, especially for a number as low as 42, were likely making jewelry since the mid-century. (For example, Los Castillos is the 45th silversmith studio registered.)

Milagros, also known as ex votos, are religious charms used in Mexico as votive offerings and for giving thanks to miracles received. This tradition came from the Spaniards and Catholics in the Old World, so you also see these in France and Italy. This particular milagro features two cherubs or angels on either side of a center area, which might be engraved with an offering.

It is a beautiful example, and large, measuring 1-1/2" wide at the widest point by just over 2-1/2" long not include the ring nor bail. From the top of the bail to the tip of the bottom the total length is 3-1/4". The bail itself is quite beautiful, also made of a thin sheet of silver. The piece has a beautiful patina that gives depth and drama to the repoussé and which I would absolutely leave in place.

The miracles we're given in life.


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