A very rare and early Mexican repousse cuff this is an unsigned piece yet its incredible workmanship and design originality elevates it to museum quality. My hypothesis is that it represents an ancient ritual, possibly associated with Malinalxochitl, the Aztec sorceress and goddess of snakes, scorpions and insects of the desert. Crisp, rich and boldly assertive its repoussage is of the highest quality and proves yet again the undeniable craftsmanship of the anonymous early maestro. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 3/4" (relatively adjustable) and its width varies between 1 15/16" in the center front and 1 1/4" at its narrowest. It weighs 34.8 grams, tests as silver and is of at least 900 purity though I believe it is probably sterling. In excellent vintage condition - a unique repousse cuff worthy of the best collection.