Héctor Aguilar

Héctor Aguilar

Also known as Hector Aguilar

Nationality: Mexican

Biography:
Héctor Aguilar became acquainted with William Spratling and the Taxco silver renaissance as a guide bringing tourists to Taller de Las Delicias from his native Mexico City. It was on one of his many visits to Taxco that he met his wife, Louis Cartwright, and together they settled in Taxco in 1937 where Aguilar became Spratlings shop manager. Two years later at Louis’ prodding and with the financial backing of friends, he purchased Casa Borda, the imposing 18th century Colonial residence in the center of town, previously owned by Don José de la Borda who made his fortune through the local silver mining industry. Aguilar established his taller at La Borda creating a new means of providing even more economic possibilities for residents of Taxco through the silver industy. At its height there were over three hundred employees at Taller Borda. Out of their vast production came Aguilar’s jewelry designs, which display his unique interpretation of pre-Columbian motifs focusing on the manipulation of line within simple compositions of stylized animals and geometric forms.


 

Héctor Aguilar Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
A NINETY-TWO PIECE HÉCTOR AGUILAR MEXICAN SILVER AZTEC PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950 Mark...
A NINETY-TWO PIECE HÉCTOR AGUILAR MEXICAN SILVER AZTEC PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950Mark... (Total: 92 Items)
Lot 75078
Auction 5196
Thursday, November 6, 2014
$59,375.00
A ONE HUNDRED AND NINE PIECE HÉCTOR AGUILAR MEXICAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE Héctor Aguilar, Taxco, Mexico...
A ONE HUNDRED AND NINE PIECE HÉCTOR AGUILAR MEXICAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICEHéctor Aguilar, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950Mark... (Total: 109 Items)
Lot 68323
Auction 5166
Saturday, May 10, 2014
$31,250.00
AN EIGHTY-FOUR PIECE HECTOR AGUILAR AZTEC PATTERN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950 Marks: H... (Total:...
AN EIGHTY-FOUR PIECE HECTOR AGUILAR AZTEC PATTERN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1950Marks: H... (Total: 84 Items)
Lot 75130
Auction 5212
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
$22,500.00
A Hector Aguilar Mexican Silver, Brass and Amethyst Necklace, Taxco, circa 1940-1945 Marks: TALLER BORDA, STERLING, TAXC...
A Hector Aguilar Mexican Silver, Brass and Amethyst Necklace, Taxco, circa 1940-1945Marks: TALLER BORDA, STERLING, TAXCO...
Lot 74211
Auction 5297
Thursday, April 20, 2017
$6,250.00
A Hector Aguilar Mexican Silver and Azurmalachite Necklace, Taxco, circa 1943-1948 Marks: HA (conjoined), STERLING, M
A Hector Aguilar Mexican Silver and Azurmalachite Necklace, Taxco, circa 1943-1948Marks: HA (conjoined), STERLING, M...
Lot 74213
Auction 5297
Thursday, April 20, 2017
$5,500.00

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