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A MEXICAN SILVER-MOUNTED EBONY CHESS SET, DESIGNED BY HECTOR AGUILAR
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A MEXICAN SILVER-MOUNTED EBONY CHESS SET, DESIGNED BY HECTOR AGUILAR

MARK OF HECTOR AGUILAR, TAXCO, 1948-1962

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A MEXICAN SILVER-MOUNTED EBONY CHESS SET, DESIGNED BY HECTOR AGUILAR
MARK OF HECTOR AGUILAR, TAXCO, 1948-1962
Comprising 32 pieces, the kings marked underneath Taller Borda with 940/ HA /Taxco, Mexico, and eagle stamp 9; original boxes with labels also marked Taller Borda, and a parquetry inlaid board
The largest 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high

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In 1937, Hector Aguilar was hired by silver designer William Spratling to manage his workshop in Taxco. In 1939, Aguilar and his wife went into business for themselves and opened the Taller Borda, a shop that sold a variety of jewelry, hollowware and flatware in Aguilar's distinctively abstract style. Taller Borda, which at one time had over 300 employees, closed in 1962.

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