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Los Castillo Brass Pitcher w/ Chrysocolla Frogs

Lot 0170D Details

Description
Latin America, Mexico, Taxco, Los Castillo, ca. 1939 to 1962 CE. A handwrought brass water pitcher of a curvaceous form with a green Chrysocolla frog that is carved in the round and perched upon the leaf at the front end of the handle, and five inlaid chrysocolla frogs leaping in various poses around the shoulder of the near spherical body of the pitcher. Chrysocolla is a beautiful stone of green and blue hues that is often found in association with Azurite and Malachite. Stamped "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO" and "HANDWROUGHT 48" on the base, this is a stunning example of Taxco metalwork by Los Castillo. Size: 6.5" W x 9.375" H (16.5 cm x 23.8 cm)

Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection, acquired at auction in 2020

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#153410
Condition
Expected age wear with nicks/minute losses to Chrysocolla frogs (inlays and the endearing frog perched upon the leaf). Nice age patina to the brass.
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Los Castillo Brass Pitcher w/ Chrysocolla Frogs

Estimate $500 - $800
Feb 27, 2020
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Thu, Feb 27, 2020 10:00 AM EST|
Louisville, CO, USA
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0170D: Los Castillo Brass Pitcher w/ Chrysocolla Frogs

Sold for $225
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Est. $500 - $800Starting Price $250
Thu, Feb 27, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0170D Details

Description
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Latin America, Mexico, Taxco, Los Castillo, ca. 1939 to 1962 CE. A handwrought brass water pitcher of a curvaceous form with a green Chrysocolla frog that is carved in the round and perched upon the leaf at the front end of the handle, and five inlaid chrysocolla frogs leaping in various poses around the shoulder of the near spherical body of the pitcher. Chrysocolla is a beautiful stone of green and blue hues that is often found in association with Azurite and Malachite. Stamped "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO" and "HANDWROUGHT 48" on the base, this is a stunning example of Taxco metalwork by Los Castillo. Size: 6.5" W x 9.375" H (16.5 cm x 23.8 cm)

Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection, acquired at auction in 2020

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#153410
Condition
...
Expected age wear with nicks/minute losses to Chrysocolla frogs (inlays and the endearing frog perched upon the leaf). Nice age patina to the brass.

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