Early and gorgeous Matilde Poulat sterling silver and coral bracelet in one of her iconic designs, the “paloma”. This is classic Matl with the bird rendered in textured repoussage, its wings open, ready to fly away. The dove is surrounded by coral cabochons both bezel- and channel-set while small pieces of branch coral adorn the links of the chain. I find the relative “minimalism” (speaking for Matl, of course) in the use of one stone only quite refreshing and soothing to the eye as opposed to the riot of colors in the versions with amethyst and turquoise as well…
Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable); width between 1 7/16″ and 7/8″; 38.6 grams
Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately hallmarked with Matl’s signature in script as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO D.F.” and “0.925”; 1930-1948
Condition: very good vintage with the coral having aged uniformly, nice patina, a beautifully executed dove, with no damage or repairs noted except for a little chip off the coral that denotes the bird’s eye
SOLD – Thank you!