Early Deco Matl-esque Mexican silver bracelet signed by Velazquez, an accomplished silversmith that still among the “unsung” maestros of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. There is almost no information about him other than his hallmarks and his work which put him in the same milieu in which Matilde Poulat created her jewelry. Yet I have watched Velazquez’s pieces rise in popularity over the last few years not only because of their inherent quality but also because they offer an excellent alternative to Matl originals. Bold repousse, perfect finishing, deep chasing and attentive stone-setting all come together in this piece.
A treasure for dedicated collector and discerning dresser alike…
Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable); width between 1 5/8″ at center front and 3/8″; 51.4 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature in early raised letters as well as “925” and “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1930s
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, masterful repousse and a visually interesting turquoise cab
SOLD – Thank you!