Sophisticated and artistic, swirl pattern overlap Modernist cuff
This bracelet is literally a mid-century modernist dream wrapped around your wrist. The drama achieved with few clean, overlapping lines is something only a good designer can do. Extremely striking and flattering, this cuff feels just as good to hold as to wear.
Signed on the back with the maker's mark with a Mexican (Taxco) provenance. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a Mexican modernist design- one that has been crafted in the mecca of silversmithing with a rich history (see "Trivia" below).
Composition: Sterling silver.
Stamped: 925, TV-11 (maker's mark), Mexico.
Measurements: (Face of the bracelet) 2.2 cms at the widest. Adjustable, though best suited for medium wrist (in current form it is approx. 6 cms long with a 2.7 cms long opening.)
Weight: 28.80 gms.
Country of origin: Mexico
Trivia: Taxco de Alarcón (usually referred to as simply Taxco) is a small city, 106 miles southwest of Mexico City. The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry, silverware, and other items. Silversmithing was reinvigorated in Taxco by an American William Spratling, who moved to the town in the 1920s, creating silver design workshops and exported items, mostly to the United States. With its fame for silversmithing, tourism became a major economic force in Taxco which is now on a "must visit" list of every jewelry lover.
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.