Vtg HECTOR AGUILAR Taxco Mexico Large Sterling Silver Tulip Brooch Pin. Stunning 990 Silver Floral Brooch/Pin by Maestro Hector Aguilar.Silver tested as sterling silver. Signature/Marks: Silver Mexico, Taxco, HA Hector Aguilar hallmark. Description: Offered is a lovely sterling silver floral brooch/pin. By eminent Taxco Maestro, Hector Aguilar. This piece is in excellent pre-owned condition and reflects the exceptional talent and quality of this highly esteemed artist. Hector Aguilar, born in 1905, was one of Taxcos great jewelry designers. In 1935 he began working for William Spratling. As a shop manager at Taller de Las Delicias in Taxco. In 1937, he began his apprenticeship under Spratling. The Americans designs, featuring traditional Mexican motifs, influenced Aguilar greatly. Unlike many of his peers, however, he chose to work with nearly pure silver (980 or 990 millesimal fineness, compared to the more common 925 sterling silver alloys typically used).
1940 brooch is featured on page 111 of MEXICAN SILVER, 4th. Edition by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Aguilar was not only a gifted artist and silver designer and talented silversmith, he also had good business sense. In a very short time he left Spratlings tutelage and began his own venture, Taller Borda. In 1939, with the financial aid of Valentin Vidaurrreta, Aguilar opened his own signature workshop (with encouragement from his former employer).
Artists that joined him included Pedro Castillo, Reveriano Castillo, and Valentin Vidaurrreta; some of his early artisans followed him from Taller de Las Delicias. Aguilar found inspiration in Aztec and Mixtec art and architecture, and his work quickly became very popular. For over a decade Taller Borda was a premier workshop and retailer.Aguilars designs and the skill of his workers created works of art that were highly desirable at the time and gained value as time went on and the fame of Aguilar and Taller Borda spread. Aguilars work is considered some of the most valuable and collectible T. Mexican silver enthusiasts prize it and his work is highly sought after. See above details and photos for a full desription. NOTE: All measurements are approximate. Thank you for viewing my listing and please check my feedback and other items for sale. Kaz Collectibles will provide its customers with first class 5 star service at all times by: A. Providing honest and accurate item descriptions and clear photos in our listings. Answering all questions from our customers to the best of our ability within 24 hours. Providing timely feedback on all sales. Offering only top quality new and previously owned merchandise at all times. Our customer's total satisfaction is our highest priority. If given the chance we will always make it a 5 star experience for you. Auctiva Offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "VTG HECTOR AGUILAR Taxco Book Piece Sterling Silver Tulip Brooch Pin c. 1940" is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Mexican\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "keith_kaz" and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia.