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Avila de la Borda Mexican Deco silver turquoise Bracelet

Avila de la Borda Mexican Deco silver turquoise Bracelet


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950: Item # 1428368

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Fifteen years or so ago, we didn't know that the signature seen on this bracelet belonged to Avila de la Borda - until a fellow dealer came upon a jewelry box that showed both the hallmark and the workshop's full name. Though we still don't know much about it, we do know it was located in Mexico City and was probably making silverware in addition to jewelry. What we have, however, is examples of their very good workmanship and careful design. In the bracelet at hand, stylized double tulip links wrought en repoussage hold bezel-set turquoise cabochons and wrap around the wrist in the most comfortable, soft way. Measuring 7" long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at about 7 1/2") by 1" wide the bracelet weighs 39.5 grams and is signed with workshop's logo as shown as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO SILVER". It dates in the pre-1948 period and is in excellent vintage condition with careful craftsmanship and attention to finishing, beautiful greens and blues in the turquoise cabs that are all present and secure in their respective bezels, with no damage and no repairs noted. I suspect that it had been polished at some point but it is already on the way of acquiring a warm patina again.
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