Vintage Taxco Sterling Silver and Stone Chip Inlay Hinged Pill Box - Tribal Figure - Mixed Metals - Eagle 3 #d256


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This wonderful handmade Mexican pill box is comprised of sterling silver,
copper and semi-precious stone chips. The box is hexagonal in shape and the top
of the lid has been beautifully inlaid with stone chips in deep blue lapis,
green jasper and turquoise. A tribal figure rendered in sterling silver and
copper sits in the center of the stone inlay. The lid of the box is hinged and
secures with a hook and knob closure in the front. It's a delightful little box!

The box measures about 1 1/16 inches long, 1 3/16 inches wide and weighs 9.5
grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Taxco Mexico 925" in a triangle around a
maker's mark on the inside of the top lid. It also has an Eagle 3 mark on the
inside of the lid. I was unable to identify the artist's name.

This is a wonderful handcrafted box that could be used to hold pills, jewelry
or tiny trinkets. It would make a marvelous gift for the person who appreciates
Mexican silver and could also be used as a gift box for small jewelry. The box
is in very good vintage condition with normal surface scratches from previous
use. It came to me with heavy patina from age. It has been cleaned but some of
this patina still remains. There is one tiny chip at the top of the stone inlay
that appears to be gone. It's very small and not really noticeable. Being
handmade, the box will exhibit irregularities in construction that would not be
found in a machine-made piece. It's a marvelous example of Mexican silver
artistry!

SIGNED: TAXCO, MEXICO AND 925 IN A TRIANGLE AROUND A MAKER'S MARK I COULD NOT
IDENTIFY AND AN EAGLE 3 MARK ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX LID

SIZE: APPROX 1 1/16 INCHES LONG AND 1 3/16 INCHES WIDE

WEIGHT: 9.5 GRAMS

CONDITION: VERY GOOD VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES
FROM PREVIOUS USE AND STORAGE. BOX HAD HEAVY AGE PATINA THAT HAS BEEN CLEANED
BUT SOME PATINA REMAINS. THERE IS ONE VERY TINY CHIP AT THE TOP OF THE STONE
INLAY THAT APPEARS TO BE GONE, BUT IS NOT VERY NOTICEABLE. BEING HANDMADE, IT
EXHIBITS IRREGULARITIES IN CONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD NOT BE FOUND IN A
MACHINE-MADE PIECE.

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