Los Castillo gold-wash sterling thumb-print bracelet
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1960: item # 1070914
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|This unusual and highly desirable bracelet from Los Castillo has an early inventory mark (101) and no eagle assay, so it likely dates to the late 1940s or early 1950s. The bracelet is sterling silver with a gold wash overlay. Los Castillo is known for its creative use of silver, brass, and copper, but gold is a relative rarity. The wash may have been applied at the request of a customer. The thumb-print design was popular with some of the finest artists in Taxco, including Hector Aguilar and Antonio Pineda. ••• Hallmarks include “Los Castillo Taxco” in a circle and “Sterling Mexico” also in a circle, plus the inventory mark of 101. Measures 8” long by 7/8” wide. (Each link is about ¾” x 7/8”.) The wearable length is 7¼”. Total weight is 63 grams (more than 2 ounces). ••• CONDITION: Very good to excellent estate condition, with light surface scratches characteristic of age. Some minor losses to the gold wash, as is to be expected with a piece more than 50 years old.|