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rare early Deco Mexican silver Necklace ~ tiny beads with repousse links and cascabela

on Jun 20, 2017 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

I am thrilled to present this early Mexican silver repousse necklace in a quite rare design and completely hand-wrought. Its early date is attested to by the fact that it’s strung on cotton thread (one of the earliest Aguilar “lyre” necklaces I sold was strung on cotton as well), has a spring ring clasp and is not signed for maker nor metal content or origin. I would add to that the adorable yet almost naive way the cascabela was added to the central link. The repousse, however, is very nicely done, exhibiting a certain ease and confidence, the tiny beads a dream to look at and the design definitely inspired by pre-Colombian “archeological” motifs…

 

Size/Weight: 16  3/8″ long (wearable); repousse links part 6″ long by 2  1/8″ wide (including the dangle; chain beads’ diameter approx. 3/16″; 42.9 grams.

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker / origin (not uncommon with very early Mexican pieces) nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least sterling quality; 1920s-30s

Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and the patina you want to see on a treasure of that period

 

 

Offered at $495.00

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