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Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on white background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on hand for scale)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on black background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (reverse side of pendant on black background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (detail view of front of pendant on black background)
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Margot Libra Pendant

$1,150
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on white background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on hand for scale)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (on black background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (reverse side of pendant on black background)
Vintage Margot de Taxco Silver Libra Pendant with Scales on Long Niello Chain (detail view of front of pendant on black background)
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A large and rare c1950 sterling silver zodiac pendant depicting scales for Libra, made by the Mexico-based jeweler Margot de Taxco. Hangs on an unusual 30 inch long niello guard chain, likely dating to c1900.

Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead inlaid into engraved silver. It's a centuries old technique, but it was particularly popular in France, Germany, and Russia at the end of the 19th century.

Materials

Silver and Niello

Date

Pendant: c1950
Chain: c1900

Condition

Very Good. Oxidation. Small losses to niello on chain and wear to gilding.

Size

Pendant Diameter: 1-5/8"
Chain: 30"