A pair of Heavy 1950s Mexican Taxco Sterling Silver Julep Cups. Modernist Mid Century 1950s polished cups. The base includes a “sterling” hallmark with the “925” as well as Taxco and Perlita and the maker’s mark, in this case the Hector Aguilar "9". Each measures 2 3/4"x2 3/4"x4". Weight combined is 345 grams. PROVENANCE: The private collection of a popular Washington DC Interior Designer. Perlita was the name of a popular retail shop in Taxco, Mexico, the Mexican town that is so famous for silversmithing. Hector Aguilar was the manager of Spratling's Taller de las Delicias in 1936. He opened his workshop in 1939. In 1943 he entered into a business arrangement with New York Jewelry firm Coro.