This is a spectacular early Mexican silver brooch by the famed silver artist and art dealer Fred Davis. Fred Davis, as many of you know, was one of the founders of the Mexican silver Renaissance in Taxco, in conjunction with William Spratling and Valentin Vidaurreta. Frida Kalho was one of the notable Mexican artists of the period who wore his work. This pin is one of a series of monogram pins he created in the 1930s – early 1940s. Look carefully, the details in the design are amazing – see the two cats nestled at the base of the ‘M’. A busty female figure, holding what appears to be fronds, occupies the top center of the brooch. Scrollwork adorns the sides and the scroll on the left side depicts a pineapple or, perhaps, an agave. Marvelous imagery! The reverse is signed in two places. The base has his mark, the conjoined FD, and Mexico. The top has a partial conjoined FD mark and Silver Mexico. The pin measures 2 1/16 of an inch long and wide. It weighs a substantial 18.4g. The condition is excellent – the locking ‘C’ clasp works well. Beautiful rich patina. This is truly an heirloom quality piece – Fred Davis items are scarce and highly sought after. You will be pleased. $325.00


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Fred Davis Early Mexican Silver Monogram Brooch – letter ‘M’ – 1930s/early 1940s


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