One of Taxco's early maestros, Jose Luis Flores worked for Aguilar as well as for Emma and Miguel Melendez. Carefully crafted and meticulously finished, his jewelry is often based on creations by his more renowned colleagues yet he can be quite creative and original himself. In my opinion, he is at his best within the realm of modernist design and I believe that the bracelet presented here attests to that. Clever cut-outs, beading and layering combine to shape minimalist "masks" that are then "mirrored" to create each link. This doubling-up of the main motif in the bracelet makes it a little more difficult for the eye to "read" the "mask" - in the parure's necklace (already sold) it is much clearer and I have provided a photo for you to see it. The bracelet has a
wearable length between 6 3/4" and 6 7/8" (it's difficult to measure exactly due to the curved links and the safety chain). It is 1 1/16" wide and weighs a good 61.9 grams. It is signed with Flores's initials "JLF" and "STERLING TAXCO" with des. no 1026 and dates in the pre-1948 period. In
excellent vintage condition with great patina, perfect finishing and good design, comfortable to wear, with no damage and no repairs noted.