Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a Margot de Taxco (Margot vanVoorhies Carr) sterling silver bracelet in the "Corn Flower" design circa 1950. The design number is #5316. The "clamper" style bracelet features an overlapping petal design highlighted by applied button balls. The bracelet terminals end in a panoply of applied balls. The piece is meant to resemble bachelor buttons or cornflowers. The bracelet is 8" around and is meant to accomodate a 6-1/2 to 7-1/2" wrist. The piece is 2-1/2" at the terminal crossover (maximum dimension) tapering to 1" at the hinge. The hinge mechanism is secure with a small amount of play. The bracelet is marked "Margot de Taxco" + "Hecho en Mexico" + "Sterling" + "5316" + the Eagle 16 mark. It weighs weighs 90.7 grams.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
Margot van Voorhies Carr, known as Margot de Taxco , was originally from San Francisco and moved to Taxco Mexico in the 1930's. She was married for a time to Antonio Castillo who was a partner in Los Castillo, a prominent silver manufacturer. She did a number of their designs in the late 30's and early 40's. Los Castillo continued to use her designs for a number of years. When she left the marriage and started her own jewelry production, she began with many of her basic Los Castillo designs and modified them to her own tastes. Some of Margot's early pieces and Los Castillo designs overlap. Later, her designs became key to her unique style.
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. This piece shows age appropriate tarnish.
Clever Cornflower Margot de Taxco Bracelet #5316 c. 1950