Offered by: TFTM
8319 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 , United States Call Seller 323.852.9407


Toucan Pitcher by Los Castillo in Silver Plate

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  • Description
    This highly sought after hand made silver plated pitcher has become a classic among collectors of fine Mexican modernist holloware. It is an impessive and playful sculpture of a toucan with large azurite eyes and a chunky mosaic azurite handle. Los Castillo was formed in 1939 by the Castillo brothers in Taxco, Mexico. All of the Castillo brothers received their silver training in the workshop of William Spratling before they branched out on their own. They grew to become one of the largest silver workshops in Taxco with showrooms in Acapulco, Taxco, Mexico City and even the Mexico City Airport. Never content to follow the status quo, they experimented with many new silver techniques such as mosaic stone and shell inlay, married metals, feather inlay, enamel and blued steel. Antonio Castillo was the head of their workshop but he credited his youngest brother, Chato with being the driving creative force.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Mexico
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: silver plate w/ azurite inlay
    Condition: Good. Beautiful original condition
    Creation Date: 1950's
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Patterns: Animal/Insects
    Dealer Reference #: TBLCSP
    Incollect Reference #: 698981
  • Dimensions
    W. 12 in; H. 11.5 in; D. 5 in;
    W. 30.48 cm; H. 29.21 cm; D. 12.7 cm;
Message from Seller:

TFTM (Thanks For The Memories) features original 20th century modern art, furnishings and design. GALLERY: 8319 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States p: 323.852.9407 e:

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