Matilda Poulet Pendant Necklace
Silver, turquoise, coral, amethyst pendant necklace from the Mexican Matilda Poulet workshop. Circa 1940-1950, exquisite.
Celebrated jewelry designer Matilda Poulet first trained as a painter at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City alongside famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She opened her own silver design taller (workshop) in 1934 under the mark of “Matl” which is derived from the Aztec word for “water”. Her pieces were heavily inspired by baroque detail work as well as by the feminine colors of Mexico, often using turquoise and coral as accents.