It is very tempting after years and years of looking for, handling, buying and selling vintage Mexican silver jewelry to think that one has eventually “seen it all” and even flirt with a false sense of semi-omniscience! And just when this idea seems to coalesce into a belief, there comes this unexpected, never encountered before piece that shatters it all – in the best, most rewarding way possible! This superbly crafted Cecilia / Tono bracelet is undoubtedly one of those moving examples. Not much is known about the two names signing it – more research is desperately needed before we lose all connection to those amazing maestros – but they are associated with the highest quality of piedra negra, mozaico azteca and metales casados jewelry. In our case the techniques come together in a jaw-dropping, very rarely seen piece of wearable art. I will rest my case here and let the photos tell the rest of the story…
Size/Weight: 6.75” long by 1 1/4” wide; 93.3 grams
Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with both Cecilia’s and Tono’s names as well as initials “AC” (quite often found on Cecilia jewelry), “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “METALES” and des. no 453; 1940s
Condition: excellent vintage with craftsmanship of the highest levels, meticulously worked and finished, sophisticated in its technique and having warm patina; no damage and no repairs either – a piece worthy to be showcased in the best collection of vintage Mexican silver jewelry
SOLD – Thank you!