Based in Mexico City, FarFan is one of my favorite “less celebrated” talleres. Their original designs can be quite impressive but they are also known for very successful emulations of “big name” creations, of which the bracelet at hand is a good example. Undoubtedly inspired by Antonio Pineda’s work, the links forming it are very geometric and sculptural with the angularity of the silver squares softened by their concave face and the curves of the amethyst cabochons. Sheer luxury…
Size/Weight: just shy of 7″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide; 68.4 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING 925” and Eagle 1 assay mark on the tongue of the clasp; 1950s-60s
Condition: very good vintage with substantial presence and good weight, great patina, beautiful stones and no repairs noted; it seems that the foil behind one of the cabochons has darkened with time and the stone differs a little in color from the rest – since it is located in the second to last link before the clasp, it is not really noticeable and does not affect the way the bracelet displays when you have it on
ON HOLD – please inquire!