Thursday, July 14, 2011

Silver Serviced

Freshly polished for your pleasure - Sterling Silver from the 50s. All Mexican-made with the exception of the triangle in the foreground (American, Reed & Barton). So just how did the town of Taxco, Mexico become a hotbed of modernist silver design? Due to its proximity to the silver mines and the influx of large European companies such as Christofle and Puiforcat (who set up shop there during the Second World War) the intercontinental influence on local design became apparent in the more streamline designs of local Mexican Silversmiths.

Also just in...Great Britain goes Bauhaus with this Thomas Wilkinson & Sons electroplated Silver coffee and tea set, circa 1920s

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