1940s Mexican sterling silver necklace by Matilde Eugenia Poulat, museum quality. Correctly signed with Matl's period hallmarks. Triple-hinged medallion with two repoussé birds and traditional wire work decorated with faceted amethysts, coral and turquoise cabochons, and five solid dangling teardrops. Double-strand links from the medallion to the jeweled box clasp and safety chain.
When Ilon Specht worked in advertising in NYC, she authored major ad campaigns, including "Because I’m Worth It" for L’Oréal. Over the years, to mitigate the stress of her high-powered job, she collected antiques for her residences. When she couldn’t decorate as fast as she could hunt and gather, she founded Hacienda, an Ojai, CA, antiques shop dedicated to the diversity of beauty, run by Martin Sierra and filled by Ilon. With this sale, she brings her collector’s eye to vintage jewelry and accessories, as gorgeous displayed on your dresser as on you.