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Matl style Mexican Deco repousse silver Bracelet ~ Matilde Poulat “serpent scale” design with jasper

on Oct 27, 2017 in archived

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Early Deco Mexican silver repousse bracelet, this piece is based on a Matilde Poulat design, made by one of the maestra’s contemporaries who chose to remain anonymous. Highly textured serpent scale links – an allusion to Quetzalcoatl, the divine feathered serpent? – held together with invisible hinges and a gorgeous jasper cabochon combine to create a signature Mexico City bracelet. Good craftsmanship, great patina and very good condition make it a must-have for all of us who love the primordial power of this type of jewelry…

 

Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable); 1  1/2″ wide (at center front) 49.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker (early Mexico City pieces of this type often are) yet tested and guaranteed of at least .900 purity; 1920s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with a stunning stone, very good craftsmanhip and fantastic patina, with no damage or repairs noted

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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