For your consideration is a mid-century sterling silver tie bar and cuff link set hand made in La Cucaracha Mexico and purported to have been owned by Ernest Hemingway. The tie bar measures 2.6 inches x 0.4 inches and each cufflink measures 0.65 inches in diameter. The set weighs 26.5 grams. The set is hallmarked LACUCARACHA TAXCO 925. Part of a 70 year watchmaker/jeweler’s estate collection.
This watchmaker temporarily left the Bowman Watchmaker’s School to serve as a US Marine in WWII where he was in the infantry (in several theaters) and also repaired watches. He stated that Mr. Hemingway had him repair a watch. Mr. Hemingway said he received the set as a gift but he did not wear ties or cuffs and had no use for them so offered them as payment for the repair. He did not tell many stories but the few he did were memorable. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. Unfortunately, I only had his word on this from one of the war remembrances he recalled and cannot verify it as he would never sell them and they came to me after he died. As found with older patina.
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