Lot 389
Early Aguilar Mexican Silver "Aztec" Service,
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Ca. 1940-1945, 84 pieces in the "Aztec" motif including: (12) knives (9.25"); (12) forks (7.25"); (12) salad forks (6.5"); (12) spoons (8.5"); (12) spoons (7.5"); (12) teaspoons (6"); and (12) butter knives (5"). Each piece bearing three hallmarks: the intaglio "HA," "TAXCO," and "940." All lengths listed are approximate, as each piece is made by hand. Hector Aguilar began his long and prosperous career as the shop manager for William Spratling at Taller de las Delicias between 1931 and 1939. Only three years later, he found himself at the helm of his own workshop. This rare early service, with the incised bands, scrolls, and applied beads, exemplifies Aguilar's eye for bold design and is a fine example of mid-20th century Mexican silver.

159.8 total troy ozs.

Some expected surface scratches from normal use, one spoon with small fissure on back of handle.

$25,000 - 35,000