masterful early Mexican Deco silver repousse lilies Cuff Bracelet ~ a Taxco beauty

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One of Taxco’s most impressive and complex repousse designs, the lily motif of this superb Mexican Deco cuff bracelet is one of the most elusive and hence sought-after creations. Pieces in this design are some times found with the signature of Doris / Corpus Artisans or Miguel Melendez and I have sold examples by both in the past. Yet the cuff at hand bears the initials of a listed but still unidentified maestro – and it is spectacular not just in the beauty of its floral synthesis but also in its proportions…     Size/Weight: 7  3/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap); width between 3  3/4″ at center front and 3/4″ at its narrowest; 77.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “F.D.” in a circle formed by “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 1001; there is a small blob of silver very close to the hallmarks as you can see but I am not sure if this was intended to be an Eagle mark so I am going to date the cuff in the pre-1948 period Condition: excellent vintage with impressive size, a complex design that is rather hard to find, bold and beautiful with the patina you want to see on a well-loved, cared-for piece of Deco jewelry   Offered at $645.00 Contact us about this...

Emma Melendez early Mexican modernist silver Cuff Bracelet in a Hubert Harmon design

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Early Taxco modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet bearing the signature of accomplished Mexican designer and silversmith Emma Melendez, this piece is more an arm band than a simple cuff. I believe its design is inspired by Hubert Harmon’s bold creations and it is the ideal piece to bring out the warrior princess hiding within you. Daring, no-fuss yet absolutely commanding presence and a wonderfully mellow patina underscore a modernist less-is-more attitude…   Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ inner circumference (at about mid-height; the cuff is wider than that at the top and narrower at the very bottom to better fit the shape of the arm); width between 3″ at center front and 1  7/8″ at the two ends; 83.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature “EMMA” as well as “STERLING TAXCO”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with bold, commanding presence, a warmly glowing patina, very well made and without unsightly damage or repairs   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Antonio Reina AAR Mexican Deco silver repousse Bracelet in a Margot de Taxco design

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Bold and masterfully made, this vintage Deco Mexican silver bracelet is part of a parure whose earrings bear the initials “AAR” which many in the field of Taxco jewelry associate to maestro Antonio Reina. Having managed Margot’s workshop, Reina is highly regarded for his repoussage and his pieces, quite often based on Margot de Taxco and Los Castillo designs, are of superb quality…     Size/Weight: 8″ long (wearable) by 1 1/2″ wide; 56.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 4; Reina’s “AAR” initials to be seen on matching earrings that are listed with matching necklace; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs, fantastic patina and impeccable craftsmanship   Offered at $285.00 Contact us about this...

early Deco Georg Jensen sterling silver Bracelet des. no 3

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An early Deco example of Georg Jensen’s design #3 bracelet, this piece was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s as indicated by the combination of hallmarks that it bears. Executed in all-silver, its floral and foliate links have the sculptural quality that Jensen jewelry is known and collected for, accentuated by the wonderful patina that developed over the bracelet’s long life…   Size/Weight: 7  3/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8″ wide; 30.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed as shown with a combination of hallmarks that date in the late 1920s-early 1930s period Condition: very good vintage with no unsightly damage nor any repairs, just a minor impression on the topmost beads of two links – hardly noticeable to the naked eye and not offensive at all.   Offered at $1450.00 Contact us about this...

sleek Pedro Castillo Mexican silver Bracelet ~ layered Taxco modernist design

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Vintage Pedro Castillo sterling Taxco bracelet in a layered modernist design showcasing the impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail and finishing his jewelry is known and collected for. A talented member of the famous Los Castillo family he worked for both Spratling and Hector Aguilar and in the 1940s opened his own taller.  Carefully cut out motifs, oxidation and wonderful patina, an eye-catching, masterfully executed design – what is there more to desire?   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 1  5/8″ wide; 64.0 grams. Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately hallmarked with Pedro Castillo’s signature (albeit double-stamped) alongside des. no 126; early 1940s Condition: excellent vintage, very impressive to look at, comfortable to wear and having no damage or repairs   Offered at $365.00 Contact us about this...

M Velazquez Mexican Deco silver repousse Bracelet in the style of Matilde Poulat

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Early Mexican Deco sterling silver repousse bracelet by M. Velazquez in a bold floral design whose central link is set with a beautiful turquoise cabochon. There is almost no information about maestro Velazquez other than his hallmarks which put him right at the opening decades of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Yet the inherent quality of his pieces and his style that follows that of Matilde Poulat makes his jewelry excellent alternatives to Matl’s creations…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ long (inner circumference, clasped); width between 1  5/8″ and 3/8″; 51.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: Velazquez’s name as well as “MADE IN MEXICO” and “925”; pre-1948 period Condition: excellent vintage with no dings or dents, a beautiful stone and the added security of a safety chain   Offered at $745.00 Contact us about this...

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