He moved to Mexico in 1910 to work. Due to his appreciation and knowledge of Pre-Columbian art, he eventually became manager of the Sonora Company's arts and crafts showroom in Mexico City. During the unrest of The Revolution, many artifacts and antiques came on the market. At the end of the revolution (1920), many tourists began to flock to Mexico, and the Davis' shop.Davis was one of the first to showcase artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, William Spratling and Rufino Tamayo. In 1933, Fred Davis became the head of the department of antiques and fine crafts Frank Sanborn's Mexico City store. And opened Taller la cucaracha.
Davis himself became a designer, employing the very best silversmiths to produce his creative designs of jewelry and objects. His items were meant to be collected, he purposly did not cater to the "souvenir" market. He had a great understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic, and is now considered a true visionary in Mexican Arts. Like his contemporary William Spratling in Taxco, Davis provided hundreds of artisans with a livelihood and elevated the Mexican Silver art form in the eyes of the world.
Davis passed away in 1961, but his legacy will continue to flourish, as his pieces are prized by collectors. Pin brooch is 3¾×19mm at its widest point weight 26.9grams great addition to your collection? This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Jewelry Sets". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.