Mexican Modernist Silver Hoops
We love midcentury Mexican silver and these 1940s door knocker earrings are no exception. Mexican Modernism was a powerful design school between the 1930s and 1960s. It eschewed the decorative nature of its Victorian predescesors and wanted to advance on the ridged geometry of the Deco era. With graphic three-dimensional hoops emblazoned with fertility knots raised against oxidized backgrounds these earrings are a lesson in art history as well as a pair of real lookers. Screw backs.
Signed with artist mark "AE" in a heart or AEM mark attributed to Eagle "23" owned by Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre, according to Hougart's book on Mexican marks.
Material: Sterling silver
Measurements: 1.75" L x 1.5" W x 0.25" H