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Matl style Mexican silver repousse zodiac Clamper Bracelet ~ Aquarius

on Sep 4, 2015 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

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Vintage Mexican silver clamper bracelet, this is a very rare form as far as zodiac jewelry is concerned within the specific field. Signed by a maestro who is appreciated for his repousse work it celebrates the sign of Aquarius. The clamper’s style and its workmanship are closely related to Matilde Poulat and the Mexico City school even though this piece was made in Taxco. I cannot get over the amazing patina the bracelet has developed over the years and the way its figural motif stands proud of the stippled and oxidized background in the central medallion. A unique, beautifully made clamper…

 

Size/Weight: 7  1/8″ inner circumference; width of 2  1/4″ at center front tapering down to 1″ at its narrowest, next to the hinge; 61.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “J.C.” as well as “TAXCO 925”, “HECHO EN MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with amazing patina (you can always buff it up a little, if you wish), great design and execution, a fully working hinge and no flaws noted

 

Offered at $345.00

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