Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Muy Muy Bueno

Here's a category unto its own...with added celebrity appeal. Designed by American born silversmith Frederick W. Davis, who relocated to Mexico City in 1910, later opening a shop specializing in both historical and contemporary folk art. He attracted a who's who of collectors and artists from the "Mexican School," most notably Diego Rivera - hence the eventual commission in 1948 of the necklace seen above on the fabulous Frida Kahlo. Our Davis piece was made during the same period, its focal point being a pre-columbian mask dating from 1500 BC-300 AD. This Jalisco native looks pretty divine for being anywhere from 2-3000 years old.

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