Rare, vintage 1940's cuff bracelet by master silversmith Artemio Navarrete. William Spratling hired Navarrete to help launch his Taller de las Delicias in 1931, and to help train his other silversmiths. Many Navarrete designs carry the early Spratling marks. Some carry his own mark.
This very early, hand-made 980 grade silver (higher than sterling) cuff bracelet measures about 7 inches long, including the 1 inch opening. It is about 1 inch wide. It has a motif similar to many of Spratling's early pieces, with a thinner silver stock but is very well made and in fine vintage condition. Made circa 1930-40's, it is marked Taxco, with the well-documented “conjoined AN” in a circle mark, and 980.