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Vintage Mexican 1940's Mexican Art Deco Onyx Abalone Sterling Silver Bracelet

Mexican Vintage Jewellery
1940's

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1
$129.00

Vintage Mexican Fine Inlay Link Bracelet

Lovely Mexican sterling silver vintage handcrafted bracelet. This is a delicate bracelet with two interlocking arcs of onyx and abalone. Five elongated links, with a hook clasp. Lovely piece of mid century Mexican silver. Pre eagle, circa 1940's.

Please note listing is for the single bracelet, last photo to give you an idea of size.

Item Details

Size

Sterling Silver + Onyx + Abalone

Weight

12 Grams

Hallmark

Mexico Sterling LHT in a circle (and something else too worn to read)

Materials

Abalone, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

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

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.

Dating Mexican Jewellery

There are many aspects to dating Mexican jewellery but the hallmarks fall roughly into the following decades (this is a rough guide only as plenty of artisans mark their jewellery outside of these conventions): Simple hallmarks SILVER, STERLING, PLATA + MEXICO/TAXCO are preceding the eagle system, introduced in 1948. An EAGLE essay mark was introduced in 1948 and discontinued in 1980. The number and letter registration system eg TH-10 was introduced in 1979/1980. Essentially the first letter identifies the location the piece was created, eg T = Taxco, M = Mexico City, and the second letters is an initial of the artists name and the number is the number of individuals registered with that combination. So TH-10 would be Taxco artist, Hernandez and they would have been the 10th artisan to register that combination.