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Erika Hult de Corral Ric Mexican silver modernist Bracelet with tiger’s eye

on Feb 12, 2020 in archived

One of the few female designers we know of in Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance and a gifted modernist at that, Erika Hult de Corral created jewelry that attracts the eye and captures one’s imagination. I am particularly fond of her “moonscape” designs that touch upon biomorphic brutalism, if you allow me the combination, yet the sense of unimpeded, fluid motion and the abstraction present in this particular bracelet reflect, in my opinion, one of her best moments. The wide looping sterling ribbon forming each link creates shadows that lend depth to the silver-work while the molten gold, brown and caramel hues in the tiger’s eye teardrops make the metal glisten as it reflects them…

 

Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ long (wearable) by 1 3/4″ wide; 71.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with de Corral’s “Ric” signature in script as well as “TAXCO 925”, des. no 132 and Eagle 3 assay mark; please note that the safety chain is not silver but rather goldtone; 1960s-70s

Condition: excellent vintage with a distinct, modernist design, great patina and beautiful stones, with no damage and no repairs noted

 

Inv.#14988a

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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