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rare Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver modernist Bracelet ~ Taxco neo Aztec design

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

A rare Enrique Ledesma design this bracelet, at least for me, re-affirms its maker’s incredible ability to breathe modernist life in ancient motifs and re-create them in such a way as to seamlessly allow the past to integrate into and inform the present and future. I was very surprised to find Ledesma’s signature on this piece – even though I have in the past sold variations of the specific design in bracelet and ring form (I even have a necklace available in the store as I am writing), I never knew that it could be an original Ledesma creation. In comparison to those pieces here the scale is smaller – Ledesma is known for his love for petite size jewelry – but his hand is evident in the jagged cut outs, the complex layering and beaded accents, the ingenious use of shadowbox construction. It all makes sense now and it all combines in a stunning neo-Aztec Taxco treasure…

 

Size/Weight: 6 1/2″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 1 3/16″ at center front and 7/16″ at its narrowest; 42.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Ledesma’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “TAXCO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark

Condition: excellent vintage with the attention to detail that all Ledesma jewelry is known for, great patina (which turns to heavy oxidation on the inner surfaces but you can always polish), no damage or repairs noted and a pleasure to wear

 

 

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