Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet
We have similar Mexican and Taxco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Retro C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : Mexico. Gram Weight : 31.2 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 9.0″ and measures 0.78″ wide. Bracelet Type : Chain Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : Hook Clasp. Link Type : Repousse Links. Handmade during the Retro period of the Art Deco era in Mexico by a talented Taxco silversmith in the style of Mayan and Aztec jewelry. The Mayan and Aztec styled links were create using repousse metalworking techniques to hand-hammer sterling silver into the desired shape. Damage : Age appropriate wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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 was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War. Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world. 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 Aztec culture blossomed from the alliance of the Mexica, Texcoca, and Tepaneca tribes in central Mexico in the post-classic period from 1300 to 1521. Art and jewelry were so important to them that the craftsmen who produced them were protected by their own god, the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, a great god and mythical priest who appreciated beautiful objects. Often very ornate, Aztec jewelry features bold geometric shapes, carved with or crafted into the shapes of birds, reptiles, or suns, and usually had religious significance. Repouss√© began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 2019. 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.
  • Ethnic Origin: Mexican
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
  • Style: Chain
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Brand: Taxco
  • Metal: Sterling Silver

Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Sterling Silver Mexican Taxco Aztec Maya Bracelet