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early Los Ballesteros Mexican silver Bracelet ~ rare foliate repousse

on Jun 24, 2018 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

Rare and rather early in the Los Ballesteros career, this is a very unusual double-row foliate design executed en repoussage with tiny beading along the perimeter of the sterling leaves. According to Hougart, the hallmark combination found on this piece was used in the 1940-42 period so the bracelet was made either before or right after the taller’s move from Iguala to Taxco. I love the naturalist tendency it exhibits and adore the beautifully decorated box of the clasp – it’s a tiny work of art by itself. A delight to wear since its articulation allows it to conform to your wrist’s every move, the bracelet was equally difficult to photograph without taking the safety chain off and I hope you will excuse the over-use of the prop…

 

Size/Weight: 7  1/8″ long (wearable); just shy of 2″ wide;59.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING 925”; 1940s

Condition: excellent vintage in a design that is both early and quite difficult to find as well as unusual, with great patina, a pleasure to wear and no damage or repairs noted

 

 

Offered at $400.00

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