Victoria

Country

City

Era

Description

Specialties

  • Fine arts instructor at an industrial arts school in Mexico City.

1940

  • Launched “Victoria” workshop.
  • Necklace commissioned for Eleanor Roosevelt by friends (collar de abanicos) became one of her most popular pieces.

1953

  • New workshop for her daughter and son-in-law named Cony and signed Victoria, Cony.

Style

  • Worked in mixed metals & .980 silver (marked .925 by Mexican law.)
  • Silver and copper combination with no backing so the front and back look the same.
  • Early electroplating of silver on copper.

Produced

  • Coffee & tea sets
  • Lamps
  • Pitchers
  • Boxes
  • Jewelry

Design Elements

  • Stylized flowers
  • Animals
  • Fish
  • Nature
  • Pre-Columbian motifs.
  • Unacceptable work was destroyed by the silversmith who made it.