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Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver clamper Bracelet ~ Taxco swirl with dimpled dot

on Feb 28, 2019 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

Stunning Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver repousse clamper bracelet in a design that combines dramatic swirls with dimpled dots and stylized feathers on the back. Lopez is one of my absolute favorites among the early Taxco maestros. Though we don’t know much about him, I am convinced that he must have worked in the Los Castillo and/or Margot de Taxco talleres because his jewelry is very often based on designs issued by those workshops and their quality is impeccable. I also consider him one of the best clamper makers – bold, masterful repoussage, strategically placed oxidation, monumentality (if you excuse me the word!), an ingenious sense of movement and how it works make Gerardo’s creations museum quality wearable treasures…

 

Size/Weight: 6 1/2″ inner circumference (yet adjustable for larger sizes due to its hinged construction); width between 3 1/8″ at center front and 3/4″ on either side of the hinge; 60.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING -.925” and “HECHO EN MEXICO” alongside Eagle 26 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with strong repoussage wrought in silver sheet with good thickness, fantastic patina, imposing presence and a tight, snappy spring; no damage nor any repairs noted

 

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