SOLD Art Deco Mexican Silver Bracelet
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Domed, floral, hand made Mexican silver vintage bracelet. Gorgeous silver design, this is coin silver, not sterling, beautiful floral design, made popular in the 1940's, six repoussé links and a safety clasp.
20cm long, links are 2.5 x 2cm
Silver Mexico (tested - 900 coin silver, not sterling)
Spectacular vintage condition. Minor ding in the repoussé, there is some evidence of the original handcrafting, some of the beads are gathered at the sides.
About this Piece
High in the hills of southern Mexico is a small town named Taxco, rich in silver deposits with a history of mining and silver smithing, this town has produced some of the world's finest design and workmanship in vintage jewellery. The Mexican Revolution (a long and bloody civil war) ended in the 1930's leaving people and produce able to move freely for the first time in 30 years. American architect William Spratling, enamoured with the towns skills and resources, helps to reinvigorate the silver industry by creating silver design workshops, and exporting the produce, mostly to the United States. This little town became a hive of original design and expert craftsmanship attracting artisans and artists, like few other places and produced some of the worlds finest silver work for a 50 year period.