La Cucaracha Mexican 950 silver Cuff Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist roses

on Jul 3, 2018 in archived

A retail store in Taxco, La Cucaracha (don’t you love the name???) is one of those agents of silver Renaissance in 20th c. Mexico that we know very little about. I have had La Cucaracha jewelry in the past but they don’t come up often. When they do, however, they are usually worth a very close look – and the modernist cuff bracelet I am presenting here is definitely worth a very very close look! Made out of 950 silver which is higher than sterling – in my experience La Cucaracha jewelry are quite often wrought in high purity alloys – this is a design that I have never seen in the past. Very mod yet in a way reminiscent of rose buds as they just start to unfurl their petals, it is beautifully made and perfect for those of us who love one-of-a-kind jewelry…


Size/Weight: 6  7/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap; yet adjustable – just be tender with it!); width between 1″ at center front and 3/4″; 44.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: retailer’s signature as shown as well as “TAXCO 950”, des. no R1 and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage in a stunningly different, very rare to find design, having fantastic patina, with no damage or repairs noted



SOLD – Thank you!

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