A great example of early 20th century Taxco Mexico master silver work with a great look and the heft of over 97 grams.. impressive by J. Flores a listed artist (please see the book The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (third edition) by Bille Hougart page 61. This piece has six (6) links that look like abstract hearts with scrolls on either side and deeply carved lines with niello work (blackened) throughout. The center of each link has three (3) balls/ beads attached inside the open work area and is clearly the design and execution of a very talented silver artist. Flores's work is hefty and just a bit on the rough side as intended Tongue and box clasp with an oversized release button and a safety chain all working well and as they were designed. Signed, Circa pre-1948.
Marks J. FLORES. TAXCO MEX. in a circle around 925.
Measurements 7.4” wearable. Each link is approx. 36.26mm / 1.42” longest, 24.50mm / .96” widest point.
Weight 97.65 Grams
Circa pre-eagle - 1948
Condition Excellent vintage condition with only the usual very light surface wear seen mostly on the release button all can be buffed away if desired.
Tarnish/ Polish Index: 1 - 5. A quick guide to the shine/ polish of this piece 1 = no shine though 5 = 100% polished.
This piece = 2.5
2.5 is the perfect score for my taste as it can be left as is or polished further. The face of the bracelet has been polished, there is some dark tarnish in all of the grooves and crevices adding to the overall look of the piece but can be polished to the taste of the new owner.
Layaway always welcomed.
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