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Vintage Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
XB02 - $225
Paula says - "I know very little about Mexican silver but a knowledgeable friend had some comments about this bracelet:
"The symbol on the bracelet is pre-Columbian design . . . kind of curious though . . . a parrot/macaw head but the body looks more like a monkey. No obvious wings in any case.
"The bead type hidden hinge on this was developed by Hector Aguilar in the late 30s or so and widely imitated. He was workshop manager for Spratling, then left to have a successful career on his own. His shop was Taller Borda, located in the Casa Borda right on the Taxco zocalo.
"I'd think your bracelet is also late 40s into 50s, just after the eagle hallmarks started. A nice piece, quite heavy."
NOTE: Items in our Mexican Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Mexican Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Pawn Shop have some patina, even .|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|