Casa Prieto Lopez. Vintage Brooch. CDMX, Mexico. Size: 2 x 2.5 in
Casa Prieto was a well-known and respected mid-20th Century silver shop that created and sold silver jewelry, tableware, and other pieces at 40 Avenida Juarez Mexico City just across the border from Laredo, Texas. While many of the pieces they sold are marked with variations of “Casa Prieto, Sterling, Mexico, O.F., Juarez 40, Mexico, 950,” “Prieto Mexico D.F. AVE Juarez 40,” and/or “Prieto Mexico D.F. AVE Juarez 40,” most were designed by artisans from nearby Taxco (noted for its silversmithing expertise) and who remain anonymous.