Lariat necklaces with their twist rope chains and tasseled ends are veritable stars in a collection of vintage Mexican silver jewelry that aspires to represent the best forms in the genre. Exceedingly difficult to find, they came in various “rope” thicknesses, usually with a clip that helps adjust their generous length, and the older and best examples have big, luscious tassels. The beauty presented here is one of the best “specimens” I have come upon. Signed by Jacopo, one of the two or three maestros famous for their lariats, it is made up of the thickest chain these necklaces were made with, and it’s all complete with its original clip. And have you seen those tassels?
Size / Weight: 43 1/2” long end to end (including the tassels); rope chain has a 3/8” diameter; 224.3 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s name as shown alongside Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent condition, most generous in length, weight and luxury, having great patina and no damage or repairs noted; there is some old cleaning liquid residue in the sterling rope but nothing that a good cleaning/polishing won’t take care of
ON HOLD – please inquire!