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modernist Los Castillo Mexican silver Clamper Bracelet ~ fish skeleton with copper accents

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An early design by the Los Castillo taller, the fish skeleton is considered a classic and has seen many emulations and reproductions over the years. The hinged bracelet at hand, wrought out of thick silver sheet with copper bead accents, is a modernist treasure that was made for small wrists. Ideal for all of us who love vintage Mexican clampers but can never enjoy them because they are usually too big…   Size/Weight: 5 3/4″ inner circumference; width between 1 7/8″ (at the front) and 3/8″ (at its narrowest, on the side); 62.5 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown alongside Eagle 15 assay mark and des. no 114; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, having a strong, snappy hinge, with good heft and in a very slick, mod design   Offered at $565.00 Contact us about this...

angular Deco Mexican silver Bracelet with carved black onyx panels

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Geometry at its most stunning is what we get in this early Mexican Deco silver bracelet that combines sterling and carved thick black onyx panels. It clasps in the front giving center-stage to the three continuous onyx links and forms a dramatic “v” that catches the eye and screams Art Deco with significant Machine Age undertones. One of the most stunning anonynous early beauties from Mexico I have ever encountered…   Size/Weight: approx. 6 3/4″ long (it is supposed to be worn snug around the lower arm) by 2 5/8″ at its widest; 82.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO SILVER”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage in the stones nor the silver work, with great patina and a stupefyingly gorgeous design     Offered at $485.00 Contact us about this...

Hilario Lopez Mexican silver Clamper Bracelet in a Margot de Taxco design

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Vintage Hilario Lopez Mexican silver clamper bracelet in one of Margot de Taxco’s most sculptural designs. I love the refer to this as the “cornucopia” – something in it brings to mind the mythical horn of plenty. Among Margot’s most talented maestros, Hilario Lopez continued crafting jewelry in her style even after she closed her workshop and withdrew from the field. His renditions are impeccably finished, with masterful repoussage, attention to detail and good weight albeit not as hefty as Margot’s originals…     Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (perfect for us who always wanted one but couldn’t find a small size); width between 12  1/4″ at center front and 7/8″ at its narrowest; 51.5 grams Hallmarks / Date: Lopez’s initials “HL” as well as “STERLING TAXCO 925”,...

Victoria / Cony Mexican silver Bracelet ~ Ana Brilanti berries and leaves design

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Sweet vintage Victoria / Cony Mexican sterling silver bracelet, its curved links featuring glisterning berries and heart-shaped leaves, perfect for that young collector you want to cultivate and the ideal piece to brighten your work day. One of the few known Taxco females, Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti signed her jewelry both as Victoria and as Cony and her descendants keep producing her designs even today…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable; once clasped it becomes a little roomier at about 7  1/2″) by 5/8″ wide; 20.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed as shown with both the Victoria and Cony names and Eagle 12 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, a lovely, almost arts-and-crafts design and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! 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...