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Los Castillo onix negro Mexican silver Bracelet

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Demanding and difficult, onix negro (black onyx) is a technique by which the classic art of stone inlay is reversed; instead of setting stone within a silver frame, it is now silver shapes that are placed in a flat piece of black onyx. Devised by the Los Castillo at the beginning of the 1950s, onix negro was practiced by a few other maestros as well with results that are definitely different and can be quite impressive. I believe the bracelet presented here, in a modernist interpretation of an ancient Aztec or Maya motif, is a beautiful example. Coupled with dark oxidation that lends depth and dimension to the four narrower links at the back, the stone is smooth and its unpolished finish makes it look like wood from an ages-old petrified forest…   Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable); width between 1 1/4″ at center front and 3/8″ at its narrowest, next to the...

rare Los Castillo Mexican silver repousse Bracelet des. 475

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Divine and quite hard to find early Los Castillo silver repousse bracelet, this Taxco beauty is comprised of lusciously sculpted feather links and it is a dream to wear. I love the scrolled edges of each feather and the way the direction in which each link faces alternates adding drama to the design. A guaranteed show stopper…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 1 1/2″ wide; 52.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed with the early Los Castillo signature in straight capital letters and des. no 475 as shown;  pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with absolutely  no excuses – a hard to find, stunning early Los Castillo bracelet with all the bells and whistles their jewelry is avidly sought after for   Offered at $525.00 Contact us about this...

Los Castillo Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ Taxco pre-Colombian double swirl design no 262

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Impressive Los Castillo sterling silver cuff bracelet in the taller’s double pre-Colombian swirl design, this is an early piece as is indicated by the straight capital letters signature and its low design number. Heavy gauge silver, dramatic hand-chasing and oxidation and beading combine in a virtual show-stopper. I have not touched the patina on it which I suspect might be original to the cuff and am thrilled to present it in the amazing condition it came to me in. A stunning, early Los Castillo treasure…   Size/Weight: inner circumference just shy of 7″ (including the 1  3/16″ gap); 1  3/4″ wide; 90.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature in early straight letters as well as “TAXCO STERLING” and “MADE IN MEXICO”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with what seems to de original patina, stunning presence and no...

Los Castillo repousse Mexican silver Bracelet ~ pre Colombian motif des no 824

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Smooth as silk around the wrist, a vintage Los Castillo sterling silver bracelet based on a pre-Colombian motif executed en repoussage. The craftsmanship here is splendid – deep chasing with dark oxidation and perfect beaded details add depth and dimension to the warmly patina-ed links…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ long (wearable; overall length is 7  3/8″) by 7/8″ wide; 42.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as Eagle 15 assay mark and des. no 824; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no repairs nor any flaws detected, fantastic patina and masterfully executed repoussage   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...