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MASSIVE Mixed Metal Modernist Cuff

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$429.00

HUGE sterling silver vintage cuff, handcrafted in Taxco, Mexico, circa 80's - 90's. This outstanding hinged modernist cuff is a soft angled square, hollowware so it is easy to wear but still a high quality, very solid 100grams, hinged with a secure tab clasp and fused with three raised brass stripes, super wide, spectacular design - amazing huge statement bracelet that will last for years a lifetime in minimal timeless style. Made in Taxco, Mexico for the Laton retailer.

Item Details

Size

3.2cm Wide / Inner Circumference 17.2cm / Sits about 0.6mm high off wrist (thickness of the silver)

Weight

100 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico 925 TS-79 LATON

Materials

Brass, 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. The surface is excellent - minimal surface wear.

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.

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.