A variation of the “chain mail” design so popular with Mexican maestros in the Deco years, this substantial, wide bracelet combines two lengths of heavy sterling chain with a series of glistening repousse semi-spheres. It is the bewitching sculptural quality of those half-beads that prevents me from ascribing a strong Machine Age character to the piece; and, of course, the languid way the bracelet folds and undulates, making itself comfortable around the wrist. Measuring 7 5/8” long (wearable) by 1 1/8” wide it weighs 91.5 grams and is signed with maker’s initials “MM” as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO D.F. 925”. It dates in the pre-1948 period and is in excellent vintage condition, heavy and wide yet a pleasure to wear and to behold, with fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted.