Los Castillo of Taxco, Mexico
Reference: 5861, 5923
(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).
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).
Price Code: ££££
Both pieces dating to the 1950s and bearing maker’s marks for Los Castillo, renowned silversmiths of Taxco, Mexico.
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