early Deco DOMINGUEZ MEXICAN silver Matl-esque BRACELET with turquoise and amethyst

on Aug 13, 2014 in archived



A contemporary of Matilde Poulat’s, Dominguez is among the early maestros whose emulations of Matl pieces I consider excellent alternatives to the Grande Dame’s original work. Very carefully crafted and meticulously finished, with its channel-set turquoise cabs ranging from pale blues and greens to deeper shades of the two colors this is a classic Mexico City piece and an eye-catching one at that. I love the darkness of the amethysts – the stones are not foiled here and the closed back setting intensifies the color to an almost black deep purple.



Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 1  1/2″ wide; 51.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name as shown as well as “MEXICO 925”; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with no stones missing, patina to die for and amethysts so densely colored they appear almost black



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