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Huge Sterling Mexican Cactus Clamper

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1950's

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$429.00

Wonderful and massive old Mexican clamper. Made circa late 40's - 1950's this huge silver repoussé bracelet is handcrafted. Gorgeous ornate swirls with a repoussé cactus theme across it. Hinge is in tip top shape, nice and firm, this is a large vintage statement bracelet. Beautifully made and a great weight of silver.

Item Details

Size

Height (tip to tip at front) 10cm tall/ 4cm tall at hinge. Closed inner circumference is 17cm but opens to whatever width your wrist is.

Weight

66 Grams

Hallmark

J.GOMEZ / Taxco / 925 / Sterling / Hecho en Mexico / Conjoined NF / Eagle 3

Materials

Sterling Silver

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Mild ding to inner, can be seen on bottom rim (shot 7 - near the left hinge) very minor, highlighted for accuracy only, not viewable on. Has a handcrafted look to it - incredible vintage piece.

About this Piece

Taxco

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.

Repoussé

Repoussé is a metalworking is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a raised design - the back usually flat finished.