One of Taxco’s most impressive and complex repousse designs, the lily motif of this superb Mexican Deco cuff bracelet is one of the most elusive and hence sought-after creations. Pieces in this design are some times found with the signature of Doris / Corpus Artisans or Miguel Melendez and I have sold examples by both in the past. Yet the cuff at hand bears the initials of a listed but still unidentified maestro – and it is spectacular not just in the beauty of its floral synthesis but also in its proportions…
Size/Weight: 7 3/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap); width between 3 3/4″ at center front and 3/4″ at its narrowest; 77.0 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “F.D.” in a circle formed by “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 1001; there is a small blob of silver very close to the hallmarks as you can see but I am not sure if this was intended to be an Eagle mark so I am going to date the cuff in the pre-1948 period
Condition: excellent vintage with impressive size, a complex design that is rather hard to find, bold and beautiful with the patina you want to see on a well-loved, cared-for piece of Deco jewelry
SOLD – Thank you!