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Mexican jewelry contemporary and vintage sterling silver and stone Sterling Silver - Mexican
Vintage Link Bracelet
HK Item #XB02

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vintage Mexican sterling silver link bracelet

Size
will fit a 6 1/4" or smaller wrist;
each panel is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" long
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
Weight
64 grams
Hallmarks
STERLING
TAXCO
MEXICO
the old eagle hallmark with a 1 in it
Artist
Unknown

Bargain Barn link bracelet of sterling silver

Bargain Barn link bracelet of sterling silver

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Vintage Sterling Silver Link Bracelet

XB02 - $195 - plus s/h
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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."

Bargain Barn link bracelet of sterling silver

Bargain Barn link bracelet of sterling silver

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About Mexican Silverwork

Although Mexican silversmiths (plateros) have been making items, including jewelry, out of silver for centuries, it was only after the Mexican Revolution in 1910-1920, that Mexican silverwork began to flourish. Because of government mandated hallmarks on silver pieces, most jewelry pieces that we see today can be dated to one of 3 periods:

        • 1900-1948
        • 1948-1980
        • 1980 and later.

Read about hallmarks on Mexican Silver Jewelry.

    Southwest Native American Indians learned their craft from Mexican plateros. You can read more about that here: Where did Navajo silversmiths learn their craft?

     

    Our Mexican Shop contains contemporary and vintage items, sometimes with materials, date and origin unknown. Most of the pieces have been previously owned but some are New Old Stock (NOS) that were never used. Many pieces have signs of wear and use such as darkened patina on silver and gold. Some may have damage. We will describe the condition of each item on its individual page.

    Paula, Manager

    Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationFor new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

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    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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    Patina
    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.
    Vintage
    30 years or older.
    NOS
    New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
    Pre-owned
    An item that has been used.

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