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Vintage Jewellery, Navajo and Mexican Silver

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SOLD Classic Art Deco Mexican Cuff

Sold Vintage Jewellery
1920's

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$429.00

Amazing and elegant art deco bracelet. Hand crafted in Mexico, circa 1930s - 1940 this artisan created bracelet is sterling silver with four smooth curved cabochons of onyx, barrel-caged in twisted silver and set between milk quartz cabochons in a smooth bezel and rope setting. Elegant art deco, classic black and white, safety tab closes with a crisp click, safety chain attached. Lovely lines, classic statement bracelet that will go with everything, very beautifully made, an unusual bracelet from Mexico.

Item Details

Size

Internal Circumference Approx 17cm. Milk Quartz Links are 1.5cm x 2.8cm high, Onyx is 4cm x 2.4cm High

Weight

69 Grams

Hallmark

Silver Mexico

Materials

Agate, Onyx, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - spectacular vintage condition.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.

Modernist Jewellery

Modernist jewellery was produced around the 1930's to the 1960's. It was essentially a rejection of the styles that came before it; the decorative quality of Victorian jewellery, the fussiness of Art Nouvea and the rigidity of Art Deco. It was an embrace of straight clean lines and intersecting curves. "The Modernists free thinkers and artists who broke away from the mainstream of jewelry design and looked to the fine arts for inspiration - they were Surrealists, Cubists, and Abstract Expressionists acting as sculptors in small scale, painters in enamels, and architects in miniature." (Schon: Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement)