early Taxco 980 Mexican Deco silver repousse hinged Bracelet

on May 22, 2019 in archived

Early Taxco repousse jewelry from the beginnings of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance are getting hard to find, especially when they are superbly crafted in high purity, 980 silver like the hinged work of art presented here. I am doubly excited for this find because it is exactly that – an amazing, unexpected find! Fleshy repoussage, crisply delineated, unfolds in powerful twists and turns. Wrought in thick silver sheet that has kept them unmarred over the decades the two “wings” are held together with an old type pin clasp. Heavy and generously wide, with surprise asymmetrical cuts along its lower perimeter, the bracelet is a pleasure to wear and to behold…


Size/Weight: 7 1/2″ inner circumference (clasped); 2″ wide; 122.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “TAXCO 980”; 1930s

Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence, very good workmanship, generous weight and great patina; no damage and no repairs noted either – an amazing bracelet to add to your Mexican Deco collection


SOLD – Thank you!

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