Carlos Zerpa began his Skulls series in New York in 1993. Created with ceramic, jewels, paint, and embedded objects, these skulls are (according to Zerpa) an homage to Mexico.

The object is made of burned metal and openwork. It is a fine piece of jewelry that responds to the neoclassical style by the simplicity of the shape and decoration through carved leaves. Its creator Cayetano Buitrón, was a recognized goldsmith, active in…