Early Taxco Deco "story-telling" bracelet bearing Isidro Pina's "Maricela" signature this is a classic example of the genre which seems to have been very popular with visitors to Mexico in the 1930s and '40s. Mexican "story-telling" jewelry is usually comprised of figural panels, most often than not wrought in overlay, each one featuring an iconic plant or animal as well as stereotypical representations of local every day life. Made by both anonymous and well known designers like Victoria, Damaso Gallegos and, as in our case, Isidro Pina, "story-telling" jewelry can be found in a variety of materials and qualities. Made out of high purity, .950 silver alloy, this Maricela example has all the bells and whistles that make Pina's creations sought after by collectors. Thick silver sheet forms each panel, the figural overlays are meticulously finished and seamlessly applied to their background and the frames that surround them are ornate yet not overwhelmingly so. With an inner circumference just shy of 7" (clasped) the bracelet is 1 3/8" wide and weighs 64.1 grams. It is marked "MARICELA" as well as "TAXCO" and "950" and dates in the 1940s. In excellent vintage condition with patina heavy at points (you can always polish a little more, if you wish), having nicely crafted figural overlay panels, generous in weight and width, with no damage nor any repairs noted.