I am not sure if Jose Luis Flores worked for Aguilar at some point during his career yet the mixed metals modernist bracelet of his that I am presenting here is based on an Aguilar design. Flores is one of those Taxco maestros who produced consistently high quality jewelry, often emulating pieces first launched by the “big” workshops yet quite frequently coming up with ingenious creations of their own. What I love about this bracelet is the graduated size of its oval links, its good weight and the interplay of gracefully aged silver with the warmth of copper. The fact that the links are actually riveted together in the back thus guaranteeing smooth, unimpeded movement is another indication of the bracelet’s high craftsmanship…
PS: As you can see in one of the photos, the matching earrings are also available;
if you don’t see them on the site yet, please ask!
Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ long (wearable); width between 1 1/8″ and 3/8″; 66.2 grams
Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with maker’s initials “JLF” as well as “TAXCO 925” and “MEXICO”; pre-1948
Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted, made of thick silver and copper sheet, having wonderful patina and the added security of an “after market” safety chain
Offered at $245.00