Emilia Castillo Silverplated Water Pitcher
Mexico, 20th century. A silver on copper water pitcher by Emilia Castillo, having a hammered surface and a shaped handle continuing into a large applied leaf form on vase front, inlaid with green hardstone, marked on underside 10-85 / Emilia Castillo / Mexico.M.R. / Platerdo; ht. 14 in.
Emilia Castillo creates handmade jewelry and wares using silver, copper and hardstones. She grew up in Taxco, Mexico in a family of silver craftsmen and her work is a synthesis of her family's traditional craft techniques and her own artistic vision.
Surface wear and scratches. Losses to plate. Small adhesive squares adhered to bottom for stability.