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Margot de Taxco Mexican 950 Silver Clamper Bracelet

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Margot de Taxco Mexican 950 Silver Clamper Bracelet

Margot van Voorhies Carr, better known as Margot de Taxco was one of the premier silver artists of Taxco during the Mexican silver renaissance which took place from the 1920s until the 1970s. She was incredibly talented, making beautiful detailed drawings of her designs before they were executed. Those drawings were as well-done as her finished pieces of her complex designs. She had her own shop from 1948 to 1978 and had about 300 artisans and workers working for her. The foreman who supervised all of the artisans in her shop was Melesio Rodriguez, who worked for her from the 1948-1978 when she closed her shop. At that time, she gave him several of her priceless molds, which he uses showing her design number. This bracelet was made by Melesio from one of those molds. Although it is not vintage, it was made from the vintage mold of this extraordinary artist, Margot de Taxco. This distinctive clamper is fabulously elegant in its presentation of dimensional whorls, feathers, and lines hand wrought by Melesio, who is a well-known master silver artisan and still makes jewelry in Mexico today. This bracelet is one of the finest in design and workmanship I have ever seen. The deeply repoussed pattern carefully sweeps around from the front focal point of large dimensional whorls to incised lines and little us running from the side to the spring in back. This powerful design is accented with a dark patina that emphasizes the profoundly elegant and superb artistry of this piece. . The bracelet is marked, Melesio Rodriguez, 950, Taxco, Mexico, TR-11-1, 408. This hallmark is noted in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Billy Hougart. The inside circumference is approximately 7, with the widest point at the front of 3, tapering to about 1 in the back. It weighs 79.3 grams. The spring is very tight and the bracelet is in perfect condition

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