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    • Maude Leigh says

      I am not an expert, just an admirer of her work. I am under the impression, though, that she did sign most of her work. There were many knockoffs that don’t have a signature so that’s definitely the best place the start. I would also search eBay and the rest of the internet for similar pieces. You will begin to see that she had a specific style and repeating design elements in her work. Best of luck!

  1. Terry coleman says

    I was so excited to find out more about Gemma
    Gemma was a big inspiration to my mother. They knew each other in Mexico City in the 50’s and 60’s. The landscape of my childhood was peppered with Gemma’s pieces both at my grandmothers and mother’s house.
    There was the big bunny box, the toilet paper roll covers, the lipstick cases,the pin cushions,and the little chicken.
    My mother kept Gemma’s things through every move we made and talked of her fondly and often. My mother made it 92 years and still mentioned Gemma up to her last days!
    Thank you to Gemma for touching my mother’s life so deeply

    • Maude Leigh says

      What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing! I wish I had as extensive a collection as it seems your mother had. There is definitely a special magic to Gemma Taccogna’s pieces.

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