Topazio style Portuguese 835 silver hinged Bracelet ~ harvest motifs

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Made after the mid-1980s yet following in the tradition of Portuguese hinged bangles from the Deco years this bracelet is wrought in .835 silver and decorated profusely with “harvest” motifs. Luscious fruits, flowers in full bloom and sheaves of ripe cereals run the bracelet’s full length with patina and oxidation bringing out their sculptural quality and allowing the raised surfaces to glow. Gorgeous… PS: A narrower bracelet in the same design is also available in my inventory as you can see in one of the photos; if you don’t see it in my store, please ask! Size/Weight: 7 1/4″ inner circumference (clasped) by 7/8″ wide; 37.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker yet bearing hallmarks for silver content (.835), place of manufacture (Porto) and date (post-1985) Condition: excellent vintage with great figural decoration, crisp and...

early Rafael Melendez Taxco 980 silver and turquoise Bracelet ~ a Mexican Deco treasure

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An early Taxco maestro and one of Spratling’s first silversmiths, Rafael Melendez worked in fine, 980 silver and his pre-1948 pieces are usually crafted out of heavy silver sheet with deeply chased details and a strong pre-Colombian feel to them. The bracelet at hand, decorated with a beautiful turquoise cabochon that has mellowed into a greenish blue over the years, has a pin closure to attest to its early age as well. Fantastic patina that I have hardly touched makes the etchings even more dramatic and when wearing it, one cannot escape the feeling that one is wearing a piece of Taxco history…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ long (wearable; perfect for medium to smaller wrists) by 1  1/8″ wide (at center front); 52.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: bearing what Hougart hypothesizes might be Melendez’s earliest signature (as shown); 1939-1942 or a little later...

Deco Italian Peruzzi style silver Bracelet ~ wide double dragons design

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In the style closely associated with the Peruzzi Bros, a Deco silver bracelet, its generously wide links in the shape of mirrored dragons bearing ornate crowns. Though not hallmarked, this is an undoubtedly Italian piece with beautiful casting that allows the detail to come through effortlessly and a warmly glowing patina that renders the design more dramatic… Learn more Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable; actual length is 7  3/4″) by 2  3/16″ wide; 54.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked yet tests as silver and is guaranteed of at least .800 purity though I believe it’s probably sterling; first decades of the 20th c. Condition: excellent vintage, rich and luxurious, with fantastic patina and no flaws noted SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...