Superbly crafted by a still unidentified maestro who signs with initials "MS" and works in .940 alloys following Aguilar's example (he also uses Eagle 9 which was used by Aguilar), this is a dramatic repousse fern clamper with deeply chased and oxidized recesses and proportions that capture the eye at first sight. I have become obsessed with this maker - I love his prowess in the art of repoussage; the flawless execution of classic designs and the perfect finishing that characterize his pieces. The clamper at hand is 4 1/8" wide in the front, a width that goes down to 1 3/8" near the hinge while its inner circumference is 6 3/4" (adjustable upwards, of course, due to the hinged construction). It weighs 56.5 grams and dates in the 1950s-60s. In excellent vintage condition with a snappy, strong hinged and gorgeous!