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Matl ~ Mexico City

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Educated as an artist & designer, Matilde Poulat of Mexico City, better known as Matl, turned her talented hands to jewelry making in 1934. Her pieces are quite unique, baroque forms with delicate textured detailing that took hours and hours of chasing, the pieces often channel set with a multitude of tiny coral and turquoise stones. Her work is probably the most intricate that the Mexican Silver Renaissance has produced and is often beautiful, as some of the crosses below demonstrate. Matl trained her nephew, Ricardo Salas, as a jeweler and after her death in 1960, he continued to run the shop and created pieces in the Matl style for many years thereafter.
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Matl
Sterling, Turquoise & Coral Brooch
repousse work with hand chasing



Matl
Sterling, Turquoise & Coral Cross Pendant
repousse work with hand chasing



Matl Jewelry
Matl
Sterling Blossom Brooch
repousse work with hand chasing



Matl
Sterling, Turquoise & Amethyst Cross Pendant
applied wirework & channel settings




Matl Mark



Matilde Eugenia Poulat
Mexico City
maker's mark examples





Matl
Sterling, Turquoise & Amethyst Cross Brooch
applied wirework & channel settings



Matl
Sterling & Onyx Brooch
repousse technique






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