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Mexican Deco silver repousse Aztec Rose Cuff Bracelet

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Classic, early Mexican Deco silver repousse cuff, this is an anonymous yet very well crafted piece. There is an unspoken consensus that this type of bracelets is closely associated with the Mexico City workshops / retailers, the most famous among them being Maciel and Sanborn’s. Yet there was a considerable number of maestros making them and the variety in their size and decorative motifs is so rich, one usually happens upon an unexpected example when one least… expects it! With the cuff at hand, however, we stay within the confines of the so-called “iconic motif”, the “Aztec Rose”, well-loved and ever-present in Mexican jewelry of the 1920s-40s that betrayed a strong “folk” influence…   Size/Weight: 6 7/8″ inner circumference (including the 1 1/16″ gap; relatively adjustable yet I would advise to have a jeweler...

massive Deco Sanborn’s Mexican silver repousse Cuff Bracelet

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Not for the faint of heart, the Deco Sanborn’s repousse cuff bracelet offered here is not only massive but also bold and beautiful! Masterfully worked, it is crafted using thick silver sheet that gives sturdiness to the bracelet and has protected it over the years from dings and dents. A superb piece for the warrior princess within you…   Size/Weight: 7 1/4″ inner circumference (including the 1 1/8″ gap; relatively adjustable but it would be better to have your jeweler do it); width between 2   3/4″ at center front and 2   1/4″ at its narrowest; 92.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: Sanborn’s name as well as “MEXICO STERLING”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with luscious sculpturality, stunning presence, good patina and no problems noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Deco Sanborn’s Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet Maciel style repousse

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Lovers of vintage Mexican silver jewelry recognize Maciel and Sanborn’s for their repousse cuff bracelets. In this Sanborn’s example the three rose decoration stands out against a stippled and oxidized bacground. I love the bracelet’s undulating perimeter and the great patina it has developed over time. A beautiful Mexico City repousse cuff…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (including the 1″ gap); width between 1  5/8″ at center front and 1/2″ at either end; 28.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: retailer’s name in early, raised letters; not hallmarked for silver content yet tested and guaranteed to be of at least .900 purity; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with a less frequently seen three rose motif, great patina and no flaws noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Deco Mexican silver Maciel style repousse Cuff Bracelet by Real Factory

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In the style popularized by Maciel, a generously wide repousse silver cuff bracelet bearing the signature “Real SILVER Factory”. I have never had a Real (as in royal, I am assuming, and not …real) piece before nor do we seem to know much about them even though they are listed and I have encountered at least one other inquiry for help on the specific maker. Anonymity, however, does not seem to have affected the quality of their work. Wide, made out of silver sheet with good thickness so less flexible than most the bracelet at hand features a gorgeous floral design that continues all around. And what about the repoussage itself? Proud, confident and intense – all attributes you want to see in an excellent example of the genre…   Size/Weight: inner circumference of 7 3/8″ (including the 1 5/16″ gap); 1 3/4″ wide; 62.1 grams...