Jose Luis Flores Mexican silver Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist “double masks”

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One of Taxco’s early maestros, Jose Luis Flores worked for Aguilar as well as for Emma and Miguel Melendez. Carefully crafted and meticulously finished, his jewelry is often based on creations by his more renowned colleagues yet he can be quite creative and original himself. In my opinion, he is at his best within the realm of modernist design and I believe that the bracelet presented here attests to that. Clever cut-outs, beading and layering combine to shape minimalist “masks” that are then “mirrored” to create each link. This doubling-up of the main motif in the bracelet makes it a little more difficult for the eye to “read” the “mask” – in the parure’s necklace (already sold) it is much clearer and I have provided a photo for you to see it…   Size/Weight: wearable length between 6 3/4″ and 6...

vintage Mexican silver and color-change gem Cuff Bracelet ~ early Taxco modernism

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Impressive Deco Mexican silver cuff bracelet , its minimalist woven ribbon design taken to luxurious levels by the big faceted simulated alexandrite that centers it in a proud crown setting. The stone, otherwise known as color-change sapphire, can go from amethyst to steely purple depending on the light, mimicking the behavior of real alexandrites.Wonderful craftsmanship, good gauge silver sheet that makes for a damage-resistant cuff, and silky glowing patina complement the stunning gem…   Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6  3/4″ (including the 1  1/8″ gap); width at center front is 1  5/16″; 60.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “STERLING TAXCO”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with absolutely no problems noted and a stunning, boldly big gem   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...