Vintage Los Castillo Mexican silver and copper repousse bracelet, this is a sweet example of the workshop's "mixed metals" jewelry that I am particularly fond of. The Los Castillo are one of the most important talleres in Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Not only did they create some of Taxco's iconic jewelry designs, they also experimented with techniques and materials and in doing that, revived ancient traditions before they were lost to the world. Pluma Azteca, Mozaico Azteca, Metales Casados, just to mention a few - they tried their hand at everything and with amazing results at that. The bracelet at hand is one of their easiest to wear, beautiful pieces - perfect for warmer weather when many of us prefer jewelry with a more discrete footprint. Though measuring 6 3/4" long laid out, it wears like a 6 1/2" long and it is 3/4" wide. It weighs 18.1 grams and is fully hallmarked with an early signature configuration as shown and bears des. no 595. This is a pre-1948 piece in excellent vintage condition with no damage to the repoussage, great patina and a sweet design; though unusual, the fold-over clasp is original to the bracelet - I have sold this specific design a few times in the past and it always came with this type of closure.