OLD MEXICAN ART DECO MASSIVE SILVER RED STONE BRACELET
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1950: item # 1050287
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|Powerful and stately, this extraordinary bracelet is like no other I have seen. The work on it was obviously done by a brilliant artist because it is impeccable in its design, quality, and consistency. The hallmark looks like it may have been done by Salvador del la Serna, but some of it is missing probably from wear. It is, “Silver, Mexico, L”. The script looks exactly the same as his mark and the craftsmanship is the best. His shop was in Mexico City and he produced primarily hollowware and supplied some goods to Taxco. This artist is noted in Billie Hougart's book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. It appears to be circa 1940’s. The intricate design is built up in several layers to the beautiful red faceted stones. The red stones have a few little scratches and I am unsure of their origin. Each of the four links is massive and adorned with heavily incised leaves and flowers and substantial connecting links. It tests higher than 925 silver and I suspect it may be 980. It weighs 68.5 grams, is 7-3/8” wearable length, and is 2-3/8” at the widest point. The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition. This piece is truly a collectors’ item and will be an unrivaled addition to any collection.|