We have similar Mid Century and Taxco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa : Mid Century C. Markings: Marked "925 T5-75 MEXICO" on the back of the buckle. Gram Weight : 135.6 Grams.Item Measurements: The belt has a wearable length of 35" long and is 1" wide. The belt can be worn as tight as 25" long or as loose as tight at 31". The belt can have holes added in either direction to be worn tighter or looser.
The buckle is 1.76" long by 2.07" wide. The buckle can fit a belt up to 1" wide through it and the loops can felt a belt of up to 0.35" long through it. Notable Features: This belt was handmade by a talented Taxco artisan during the Mid Century era in the year 1960.One of the most defining characteristics of the Mid Century era is that artisans were working with and combining different techniques, looks, styles to create ever-changing and new trends. This fantastic belt is an excellent example of the shifting tones and styles during the Mid Century era. Taxco is a Mexican jewelry brand that specializes in sterling silver and turquoise pieces. Founded in the early twentieth century, this brand's incredibly jewelry is highly sought after.
The focal points of this item are the beautifully adorned buckle and loops through which the belt can be fed. These sterling silver accents are adorned with long, stretching lines that would have been influenced by the Mayan and Aztec influences in Mexican art. The accents are plant-like in motif, with edges that curl and lines that are scalloped. The leather of the belt is a dark brown, which is gorgeous against the lustrous.
925 sterling silver buckle and loops. This incredible Taxco belt is not soon to be forgotten. Don't miss your opportunity to own this incredible piece of history.This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business.
Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. The item "Vintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Mexican TAXCO Southwest Unisex Buckle Belt" is in sale since Sunday, December 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.