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Los Castillo of Taxco, Mexico


(Left) a charming, diminutive silver-plated jug with a hand-hammered finish, and perched on the lip of the jug and acting as the handle, a Bird of Paradise with polished brass head and crest with green-stone body and tail.

Height: 6 inches (15 cms).

REFERENCE: 5861
Price Code: ££

(Right) a large silver-plated pitcher of a Toucan poised mid-call, featuring vivid green-stone elements to the eyes and handle, with unusual applied mosaic-style green stone details to the rounded body.

Height overall: 12 inches (30 cms).

REFERENCE: 5923
Price Code: ££££

Both pieces dating to the 1950s and bearing maker’s marks for Los Castillo, renowned silversmiths of Taxco, Mexico.

Reference: 5861, 5923

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