A very rare and early Mexican repousse cuff this is an unsigned piece yet its incredible workmanship and design originality elevates it to museum quality. My hypothesis is that it represents an ancient ritual, possibly associated with Malinalxochitl, the Aztec sorceress and goddess of snakes, scorpions and insects of the desert. Crisp, rich and boldly assertive its repoussage is of the highest quality and proves yet again the undeniable craftsmanship of the anonymous early maestro…
Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6 3/4″ (relatively adjustable); width between 1 15/16″ at center front and 1 1/4″ at its narrowest; 34.8 grams
Hallmarks / Date: unsigned and not hallmarked for silver content yet tests as silver and is guaranteed of at least .900 purity; 1920s-30s
Condition: excellent vintage – a unique repousse cuff worthy of the best collection
SOLD – Thank you!