A Tobias Mexican Deco silver repousse Cuff Bracelet ~ Aztec rose

on Feb 2, 2019 in archived

One of my favorite and, in my opinion, most accomplished early Mexico City repousse maestros, Abraham Tobias, signs this bold Deco silver cuff bracelet. Tobias was a contemporary of Matilde Poulat’s and quite often his jewelry are based on her designs. He excelled in the so-called Mexico City repousse style and here he is contributing to the tradition of the sought-after “Aztec Rose” cuffs. Of medium width yet still a big bracelet (please keep in mind that this type of cuffs can be found up to 4″ and even 5″ wide), it is made of silver sheet that has very good thickness and has protected it from dings and dents over its long life. Pronounced repoussage, great patina and oxidation strategically applied so as to enhance the three-dimensional quality of the design elevate this cuff to the level of true wearable art…


Size/Weight: inner circumference of 7 1/4″ (including the 1 1/2″ gap; relatively adjustable but I would advise to ask the help of a jeweler, if adjustment is needed so as to not damage the cuff); 2″ wide; 48.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with maker’s name as well as “MEXICO” and “0925”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs, great patina, fantastic repoussage and bold, impressive presence


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