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Mexican Deco silver repousse Aztec Rose Cuff Bracelet

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950: Item # 1424940

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Classic, early Mexican Deco silver repousse cuff, this is an anonymous yet very well crafted piece. There is an unspoken consensus that this type of bracelets is closely associated with the Mexico City workshops / retailers, the most famous among them being Maciel and Sanborn's. Yet there was a considerable number of maestros making them and the variety in their size and decorative motifs is so rich, one usually happens upon an unexpected example when one least ... expects it! With the cuff at hand, however, we stay within the confines of the so-called "iconic motif", the "Aztec Rose", well-loved and ever-present in Mexican jewelry of the 1920s-40s that betrayed a strong "folk" influence. The bracelet has a 6 7/8" inner circumference (including the 1 1/16" gap; relatively adjustable yet I would advise to have a jeweler re-shape it for you in order to avoid damage to the repoussage), it is 1 1/4" wide and weighs 33.4 grams. It is not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be solid silver of at least .900 purity (though I believe it's probably sterling). It dates in the 1920s-40s and is in excellent vintage condition with nice width that makes it comfortable to wear, nice patina, very good repoussage with crisp definition and no damage or repairs noted