Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Cast Bracelet
We have similar Retro, and Taxco silver items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Jane T. Age Circa : Retro C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin : Mexico. Gram Weight : 71.2 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.5″ and a width of 1.4″. Closure/Clasp Type : hook clasp. Link Type : The panels of this bracelet are connected by multiple bar chain links. Handmade during the Art Deco era in Mexico by a talented Taxco silversmith. Four heavy panels with geometric designs of curling leaves and stars. This bracelet was cast through a mold creating it’s lovely three-dimensional designs on the panels. Damage : Age appropriate wear. The bar chain links exhibit some light wear which gives this piece a lovely antique quality. 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. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Cast Bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. 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.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Style: Tennis
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Ethnic Origin: Mexican