Matilde Poulat "Matl" Jewelry, ca. 1950
My grandmother gave them to me before she passed away. She collect them, I believe, from Mexico.
They're by the Mexican jewelry maker Matilde Poulat, and she copied sort of a pre-Colombian look, so that's why you have such a busy design pattern on them. But each one of them have turquoise and they have real amethyst, and there's some wonderful silver work. Now, do you have a favorite piece of the group?
Um, actually, I think it would be that one.
That one's very nice, and it has a very nice mark. She's a very popular maker. And a lot of people are copying her now. But these are original pieces with all the right marks, and a pin like this on today's market would sell for about $450.
And all the others in the group kind of share a similar pricing. There's probably over $2,000, $3,000 worth of jewelry in this box.
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