Another fantastic Fantasy Silver set by Emilia Castillo. This 4 piece set, like M839, has playful lizards in turquoise frolicking about the pieces. The creamer and sugar have a shell-like look to them. The tray and matching sugar spoon are hand hammered copper that was then silver plated. Properly marked by the Castillo workshop in Mexico. Creamer has minor dent to one side as shown.
Tray measures 12″ x 9″, Creamer 5″ x 5″ x 4″, Sugar Bowl 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 4″, Spoon 6.25”.
Emilia grew up in Taxco, a silver mining town in Mexico, playing in her father’s wonderful workshop among talented craftsmen. From a very young age she saw her father, Antonio, and her uncles, Chato and Coco, busy designing and creating beautiful wares and jewels.
Always surrounded by silver, copper, iron , natural stones and all kinds of tools, Emilia fell in love with the process of transforming them into toys and amusing objects. Inspired by the natural beauty of the workshop surroundings, the magnificent waterfall that crosses the gardens, and all of the creatures that thrive there, her work is a loving expression of her gratitude and appreciation towards nature.
Carrying on her fathers tradition, every piece is entirely hand made. Many commission have been made for special occasions , like the chapel for the virgin of Guadalupe in the Vatican and other works commissioned for many heads of state.