Jewel of the day: Los Castillo Bird and Fish Clip

I am a big fan of early Mexican sterling silver pieces. It’s really quite a shame that the industry as it exists today is driven more by feeding the need for cheap tourist baubles than by the rich taller history of Mexico’s silversmithing past.

This clip is made by the famed workshop of Los Castillo and depicts a bird with a fish in its mouth. It is part of my small but much loved Los Castillo collection.

Los Castillo bird and fish clip


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