This fantastic vintage Taxco Mexico bracelet and earring set is sterling silver and Champleve yellow enamel signed as it should be. The pattern is Greek Key; yellow is in my opinion a bit more difficult to find. The bracelet features 13 rectangle links. The earrings are screw back and have double links attached. Margot van Voorhies is credited for perfecting silver and champleve enamel work in the mid 1950’s. After closing Margot gave her top people her original molds. To date these are the works that have her molds; Miguel Arias, Jeronimo Fuentes (I may have a few of his pieces listed or soon will), Hilario López, Jaime Quiroz and Melesio Rodriguez.
Marks: MARGOT DE TAXCO. 5403 A. STERLING. MADE IN MEXICO. Eagle 16.
Measures: Bracelet 7.5” inside, Links 13mm long, 7.68mm wide and 1.32mm thick
Earrings 16.4mm long, 10.53mm wide and 1.32mm thick.
Weight: Bracelet 20.60 grams
Earrings 6.24 grams
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, I do not see any enamel loss, only light surface scratches on the silver, the catch works as it should. Same for both earrings.
Date: Circa 1955.
NOTES: For more information on one of the greats please see the book: Mexican Silver Modern Hand-Wrought Jewelry and Metal Work by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk, 4th Edition (Schiffer Books for Collectors) pages 165 - 179 and most any book on the subject.