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E BARENA Taxco Mexico Silver Bib Necklace Listed Mark

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1940: Item # 1063917
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Vintage necklace with large openwork drops with incised decoration alternating with smaller drops with silver hemispheres. Circa 1935, with early pre-eagle marks. Marked E BARENA (the R, E, and N are obscured), TAXCO, MEX, and 925. This name is listed in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. Substantial at 72 grams. 15 inches wearable length and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. No dents. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.