Large Vintage Miguel Melendez Mexican Sterling Silver Azureite Pendant Pin –
This is a large signed Miguel Melendez vintage hand crafted Mexican Sterling Silver and azureite malachite dangle pendant or pin. It has 1950s Miguel maker marks, sterling marks. Additionally, Miguel older pieces from the 1950s included stone inlay work like this pin. Miguel Melendez apprenticed at Spratling’s Taller de las Delicias, in the early 1940’s he moved on to Los Castillo, and later worked for Margot de Taxco. All very well known listed mid century jewelry artists.
In this piece the center medallion moves and dangles freely within the larger pendant pin. It is thick, heavy and very well made by hand. Weight is 28.3 grams. Size is 2 1/8″ across. Depth is 1/8″ on the edge. This pendant also has a large thick 6mm bale so it can also be used as an enhancer for a beaded necklace as well as a thick, larger chain. In excellent, gently used condition being completely original and having no dents, missing stone, or repair or alteration this is a gorgeous, showy, hand crafted Mexican pendant pin by a well known maker for your collection.