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La Cucaracha Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ Taxco design with cut outs and beading

on Jul 6, 2018 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

I recently wrote that La Cucaracha, a retailer of high quality jewelry in Taxco, Mexico, is one of those signatures that one does not encounter very often as one hunts for vintage Mexican treasures. And here I am, presenting my second cuff bracelet of theirs in just the span of a few days. Yet this is the way things happen some times – you might be looking for something for years and not find anything and then, all of a sudden, you bump into two or three coveted examples. The cuff is made out of silver sheet with very good thickness to it and its designer capitalized on cut-outs, wirework and beading to create a bracelet with powerful presence and distinct three-dimensional appeal…

 

Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (including the 1″ gap; quite sturdy due to the gauge of silver used, it might lend itself to being resized but I would advise to have it done by a jeweler only); 3/4″ wide; 36.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: retailer’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING TAXCO”, des. no R8 and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with strong, graphic presence, great patina, very good weight and no damage or repairs noted

 

 

Offered at $185.00

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