Featured Mexican mark on Matl style pendant, help please.

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  1. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I love this style, this pendant is like Matilde Poulat's Matl jewellery, but it is not by her. She was inspired by ethnic jewellery, especially North African, and this silver, turquoise and amethyst pendant is in the same style.

    It is marked on the back: "JGD" in a circle which reads "hecho en Mexico DF, 925". That is the only mark, no eagle.
    The mark looks like one of the marks for Eddie's, a shop in Mexico DF, except that is JGE with an eagle 1 mark.

    Does anyone recognize this mark?
    Thank you for looking.:)

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
  2. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Pretty piece. There is no JGD in Hougart’s so I doubt that it can be identified since everyone did Matl variations.
     
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks reader, I also checked Hougart's. I should have mentioned that, but on the other hand, I could have missed it.;)
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Just edited the title.:)
     
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  5. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, inh, that is certainly the mark.:kiss: Let's hope there is more to be found.:)
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is gorgeous, Debora, thank you.:happy: I can't access the page at the moment, maybe later today. My computer (connection?) has been acting up lately.:rolleyes:
     
  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That one is gorgeous too. I really love that style.
    Interesting that the seller says 'a recognized Taxco artist', when the mark says Mexico DF, the district of Mexico City.:confused:
    I saw a couple of other gorgeous JDG items, all in the Matl North African style, but no information on the maker. The general consensus seems to be that it is pre-1948.
     
  12. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Absolutely agree with the dating and fascinated that there is attribution that’s not in the guide. I checked the 3 initial page but didn’t look elsewhere and that Taxco attribution shows what a pile of nonsense is out there.

    And, IMO “Matl Dominguez” is total Keyword spam.
     
  13. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Some lovely pieces made by whoever made it!
     
  14. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Matl is the only one of the Mexican “greats” that I’m sorry I don’t own. The only piece I could have had was an outstanding rosary sold for nothing by someone who had no clue what it was but I don’t resell and I can’t wear a rosary. I keep hoping to fall upon a snake piece at an affordable price someday but I only want one if it’s Matl so I won’t hold my breath.
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is amazing how sometimes people and ideas come together to create something that goes way beyond anyone's hopes and expectations. Mexico in the 1930s-40s is a perfect example, Taxco especially. The 'greats' were truly great! And so many women among them, at a time when women were often still expected to be the good little wife.:rolleyes:
    Never say never.;)
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Absolutely.:)
     
  17. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a pair of earrings by the same maker and I was planning to look for the maker .. these are the pictures from the listing (I haven't received them yet).. ;)

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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous, Xristina!
    ...... :hilarious:
    Maybe Dominguez, but which Dominguez? Nothing is certain yet.:( Except that they made beautiful jewellery.:happy:
     
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  19. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    I really like this style of jewelry, Matilde or not.. ;)
     
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