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Margot de Taxco Mexican silver heart Cuff Bracelet ~ Arts and Crafts dsgn no 5195

on Apr 20, 2019 in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American

Out of Margot de Taxco’s “Arts and Crafts” designs this heart-shaped cuff bracelet is a piece that doesn’t come up too often. Margot’s cuffs are more difficult to find in general and I am very happy to have discovered it. Very close in spirit and technique to the “figure eight” line, the bracelet is delineated by a flat, raised silver ribbon that defines the cuff’s contours and creates the heart at its center front with wide, free-flowing loops. I love the interplay between the hand-hammered and oxidized surfaces and the negative space the cut-work creates thus allowing the skin to show. Simply beautiful…

 

Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (including the 1 1/4″ gap; relatively adjustable but I would advise taking it to a jeweler to size to avoid damage to the cuff); approx. 2″ at its widest; 58.5 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Margot’s signature as well as “MADE IN MEXICO STERLING”, des. no 5195 and Eagle 16 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: very good vintage with its oxidation in great shape, excellent patina and no unsightly damage or repairs noted; as you can see, the cartouche with the hallmarks has left an impression on the front of the cuff that shows in the silver as a tight stress line but this is quite often the case with many pieces in Margot’s “arts and crafts” lines; though it is not offensive to the eye and does not really affect the way the cuff presents , it is reflected in my pricing

 

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