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early Los Castillo Mexican silver koi fish Bracelet des 183

on Apr 11, 2018 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

One of the Los Castillo workshop earlier creations as is indicated by its low design number the “koi fish” bracelet dates from the years when Margot de Taxco was still married to Antonio Castillo and fascinated by Japanese aesthetics. The bracelet I am presenting here has all the distinctive elements of the motif – the fish swim in and out of undulating waves with air bubbles surrounding them and their tiny scales carefully rendered en repoussage. Wonderful patina, comfortable articulation and exquisite craftsmanship combine in a bracelet brimming with life and motion…

 

Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 7″) by 15/16″ wide; 39.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: taller’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”, Eagle 1 assay mark and des. no 183; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, comfortable to wear, a pleasure to behold, with no damage or repairs noted and ready to accept a safety chain, should you choose to add one

 

 

Offered at $695.00

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