Born in Mexico City and better known as Matl, Maestra Matilde Poulat started making jewelry in 1934. She became one of the most famous artists of the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Detailing and texture gave her art a delicacy and intricacy few achieved during the the Taxco era. She decorated her pieces with coral and turquoise jewels. This Poulat hair comb also has an amethyst cabechon, the fertility sign of two birds facing each other, a tortoiseshell comb, and I made a deal with the seller at a reduced price to buy it over time, within my means. This is my pick to add to my collection.
For more scholarly research, please examine
Heritage Fine Silver & Vertu Auction #5016
William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance: Maestros de Plata
Congratulations, Barbara – What a lovely piece and stellar addition to your fine collection. Enjoy!
Thank you! Picking one out of everything that’s available is so difficult!