A lovely Mexican silver puffy, hollow core vintage sterling brooch. Darling and iconic is the image of the sleeping Mexican! Here our man has sacked out while carrying his fruit basket and snoozes away under his sombrero. Whimsical and delightful! Worn on a jacket lapel, or at your neck gathering a wild rag, this piece is kitsch'y and cool. Hand wrought and stamped sterling and Mexico.
Silversmithing has been practiced in Mexico for centuries. Mexican silversmiths first taught the Navajo of the Southwestern United States their trade. Mexican silver jewelry of the 1930s - 1950s flourished in artist colonies that were at the forefront of the styles and designs of the day, influencing the movement.
Size measures: 1-3/4"W x 1-5/8"H