Brought back in the 1940's as a souvenir from a sojourn to Mexico, this bracelet is a copy of William Spratling's Vindobonesis design. The design was quite popular at the time and was commonly reproduced by other Taxco silversmiths. Four carved silver links of a flowing, sinuous motif are interspersed between four smaller links, which have alternating single or double applied silver half spheres. The bracelet is a tad over 1 inch wide and measures approx. 7.5 inches in length. There is a safety chain and the clasp is a pin closure which pushes through three sterling tubes to close the bracelet securely. In good original vintage condition, the patina and oxidization add depth and character to the design. The total weight is 101 grams. Marked Made in Taxco, the inside of the bracelet is also stamped 980 (above .925 purity). According to the Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks, the "980" mark was used in Mexico usually from the mid 1930's to the mid 1940's.
Item ID: 751774
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