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early Los Ballesteros Mexican silver Bracelet ~ rare foliate repousse

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Rare and rather early in the Los Ballesteros career, this is a very unusual double-row foliate design executed en repoussage with tiny beading along the perimeter of the sterling leaves. According to Hougart, the hallmark combination found on this piece was used in the 1940-42 period so the bracelet was made either before or right after the taller’s move from Iguala to Taxco. I love the naturalist tendency it exhibits and adore the beautifully decorated box of the clasp – it’s a tiny work of art by itself. A delight to wear since its articulation allows it to conform to your wrist’s every move, the bracelet was equally difficult to photograph without taking the safety chain off and I hope you will excuse the over-use of the prop…   Size/Weight: 7  1/8″ long (wearable); just shy of 2″ wide;59.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s...

superb Gerardo Lopez Mexican 980 silver Bracelet ~ Taxco repousse treasure

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Maestro Gerardo Lopez’s designs and his bold, opulent repoussage has been steadily gaining in appreciation both among collectors and discerning dressers. His jewelry is spectacular, with eye-catching proportions and immaculate finishing and the fact that he loved working in fne, .980 silver alloys makes it even more desirable. The bracelet at hand, wide and intricately crafted, illustrates in the best way my assertions above. Deep recesses, beading, hand-etching – a wearable work of art. The matching earrings are also available as you can see – please ask! Learn more Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable; once clasped it goes up to 7 3/8″) by 1 9/16″ wide; 51.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “980 TAXCO” and Eagle 25 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage – a true show stopper. SOLD –...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver repousse Necklace ~ beaded pectoral des. no 5410

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Margot de Taxco’s design no 5410 is, in my opinion, one of her best moments in the combination of daring repoussage, beading and oxidation. I love the clamper in the series but the pectoral that I am presenting here is simply divine. Superb craftsmanship, weight that makes for a substantial yet not burdensome presence and timeless elegance elevate this necklace into the realm of precious heirlooms…   Size/Weight: approx. 17″ long (wearable); pectoral part is 3  3/4″ wide by 1  3/8″ tall; width at chain is 1/2″; 87.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: Margot de Taxco’s signature as well as des. no 5410 and Eagle 16 assay mark; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with superbly executed repoussage, the patina you want to see on well-loved, cherished jewelry, ready to be worn again and celebrated   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

rare Elna Mexican silver amethyst Bracelet extra wide Deco leaf and bead design

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Deco Mexican silver and amethyst extra wide bracelet, this piece bears the signature of Elna, a maker about whom not much is known. Elna jewelry is rare yet when they surface, it is usually stupendous examples of necklaces and bracelets. Like the piece at hand…   Size/Weight: 7  1/2″ long (wearable; actual length is 8  1/2 but the clasp on this one has a very long tongue) by 2  1/4″ wide; 87.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: “Elna” in script as well as “MEXICO SILVER” and “HANDMADE”; 1930s- early 1940s Condition: excellent vintage, stupefyingly beautiful and boasting a major “wow” factor     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...