Latin America, Taxco, Mexico, probably Los Castillo, ca. 1950s CE. A beehive shaped sterling silver lidded honey pot with a mixed metal applied bee - with gold-tone wings and stripes across its thorax - attached to the lid and an elegant curved spoon/ladle with a leaf form at the end of the handle and a beautiful open-petaled flower with a round green stone bead topped with gold-tone granules attached to the center. Handwrought, stamped with a stylized anchor and makers mark, marked as 925 for sterling. Weight: 279.2 grams Size: 3.375" in diameter x 5.625" H (8.6 cm x 14.3 cm); spoon ~ 6" L (15.2 cm)
Provenance: ex private Salter collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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