Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Avila De La Borda Taxco Bracelet
Age Circa : Retro C. Markings : Silver Made in Mexico, Conjoined CA cartouche for Avila De La Borda. Country of Origin : Mexico. Brand : Avila De La Borda. Gram Weight : 95.5 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.5″ and a width of 1.75″. It also has a depth of. Bracelet Type : Tennis Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : Hook Clasp. Link Type : Scrolling Domes. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet was handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era. It is signed Made in Mexico and with a conjoined CA cartouche that stands for C. Avila De La Borda according Billie Hougarts little book of Mexican hallmarks Pg. 27, a silver company that was located in Mexico City. This company was known worldwide for their transcendent and beautiful designs. This bracelet just scream old Mexico with it’s domed extra wide links. Each link includes Fleur De Lis scrolling patterns on the ends and each of the links are held in place with extra large jump rings. The amount of design work and silver that went into this bracelet is truly amazing. Please don’t miss your chance to own this special part of history. Damage : Age appropriate wear. The bracelet has a very small amount of green oxidation. It was most likely kept in a jewelry box by a piece of jewelry that oxidized on it. This can easily be taken off with a light soap and water toothbrush cleaning. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s. This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. Fleur De Lis is French for lily flower and originated in France hundreds of years ago as a motif associated with royalty and nobility; being used in royal emblems, crests, and heraldic coat of arms. The stylized lily has three petals tied together and it is a popular design motif in art, culture, religion, architecture, and jewelry all over the world. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Avila De La Borda Taxco Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, June 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Style: Tennis
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Brand: Taxco