Superbly crafted by a still unidentified maestro who signs with initials “MS” and works in .940 alloys following Aguilar’s example (he also uses Eagle 9 which was used by Aguilar), this is a dramatic repousse fern clamper with deeply chased and oxidized recesses and proportions that capture the eye at first sight. I have become obsessed with this maker – I love his prowess in the art of repoussage; the flawless execution of classic designs and the perfect finishing that characterize his pieces…
Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ inner circumference (adjustable upwards, of course, due to the hinged construction); width between 4 1/8″ in the front and 1 3/8″ near the hinge; 56.5 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “MS” as well as “MEXICO TAXCO”, “STERLING 940” and Eagle 9 assay mark; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent vintage with a snappy, strong hinged and gorgeous
SOLD – Thank you!