Vintage Mexican silver repousse clamper bracelet in a classic fern design, this piece with its dramatically twisting tips was not made in Taxco, as is the norm, but in Iguala, one of the country’s big silversmithing centers. This specific version of the fern is a favorite of mine because of the powerful sense of movement it exudes and the fleshiness of its repoussage. Great oxidation deepens the recesses in the design and makes the raised surfaces glow with a warmth that captures the eye. The bracelet has a 6 3/4″ inner circumference (yet it can easily fit bigger sizes due to its hinged construction) and its width varies between 4″ in the front and 1″ next to the spring. It weighs 64.4 grams
and is signed with maker’s initials “VHE”, “STERLING 925 IGUALA MEX” and Eagle 5 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s
and is in excellent vintage condition with very good craftsmanship, great patina, perfect finishing and no damage or repairs noted; the spring is tight with no sign of looseness to it.