Mexican necklace, earrings, and pin set, 1950s
+Necklace, earring, and pendant set, sterling silver with black and white enamel, by the workshop of Margot de Taxco, 1950s. The necklace is 16" long, with double chains, and four sections of black and white enamel in an art nouveau design. The enamel sections are about an inch wide, and one is stamped on the back with the workshop's hallmark. The earrings are clip-on, 1 1/4" long by 7/8" wide, in an enamel design that matches the necklace. The pin is a stylized chrysanthemum flower design, 2 3/4" by 1 1/4", also hallmarked on the back.
Margot de Taxco was born Margot Van Voorhies in San Francisco. In the late 1930s, she traveled to Mexico, married a man named Don Antonio Castillo, and they went into business together making jewelry in Taxco, designed by Margot. After their divorce in 1948 she began to work under the name Margot de Taxco, which is where these pieces came from.