This is a really interesting and unique, beautifully made Taxco 925 Sterling Silver pin, inlaid with abalone, and possibly outer shell for the tongue, which is a dark brown color.
The pin is approx. 1-13/16″ tall, 1-15/16″ wide with earrings, and the face is about 1-3/16″ wide by itself.
The weight of the pin is 11.5 grams.
This pin is in good vintage condition, but it is very old, and it does show wear. The pin in back is working, but the bar itself is slightly bent. Please look at the photos carefully to judge the condition for yourself.
This pendant is signed “Sterling, Mexico 925, Taxco” and “L.S”. There is no eagle stamp as part of the hallmark, which dates this pendant to pre-1948, when the eagle stamp was first used.
L.S. is a noteworthy Taxco silver designer; his abalone inlay pieces are highly sought after. He is an artist listed in Bille Hougart’s essential reference guide “The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks“.
Beautiful, authentic Taxco craftsmanship, from an estate sale.