This is a 1940s Silver Pin on a Man with a Burro by José Anton, a well-known Taxco silversmith. The whimsical pin shows a man in a sombrero (face unseen) leading a wide-eyed burro laden with goods through the desert. The man has a raised foot and is carrying a staff with a small inlaid round turquoise on top. The striated rope which holds the burro has been woven as a separate silver piece among the other elements. A many armed cactus stands before them with an abstract grass design beneath their feet and hooves. The pin measures 2.125" (55mm) wide by 1.4375" (36mm) high. There is a standard safety clasp. The piece is marked "Plata 900" (900 or coin Silver) and "Anton" in block letters. There may have been another stamp on the back of the man's head but it is unreadable. This 1940s Silver Pin of a Man with a Burro by José Anton is in very good condition.