520 East 72nd Street, 2C (By Appointment Only) New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.439.9257


Los Castillo (Chato Castillo) earrings

$ 225
  • Description
    These earrings accompanied a pin/brooch (since sold) that was the same design. The pin was hallmarked Chato Castillo.

    Currently with screwback (can be converted to posts)

    This earrings set is quite unusual, being 3 dimensional. The silverwork is technically superior.

    Chato (Jorge) Castillo was one of the Castillo brothers who worked in the 1930s for William Spratling. He is known for his technical expertise and his design talent. He developed the techniques for married metals, feathers with silver, Aztec mosaic or stone inlay, concha or abalone inlay,...(Mexican Silver: Modern Hand-wrought Jewelry & Metalwork by Morrill and Berk (Schiffer: 2007, 4th Edition), p. 86.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: The pin was hallmarked Chato Castillo.
    Origin: Mexico
    Period: 1950-1999
    Styles / Movements: Mid-Century, Signed Pieces, Fine Jewelry
    Dealer Reference #: j1851a
    Incollect Reference #: 354620
Message from Seller:

For over thirty years, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC has been nationally recognized as a premier dealer in antique American Indian basketry, textiles, pottery and jewelry, including Native American and Classic Designer jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

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