Vintage 1970s sterling silver cuff from Taxco, Mexico. The large cuff has a wonderful swirled, traditional Mexican design to the piece which creates wonderful movement and really catches the eye while wearing!
Taxco silver is highly coveted and collectible with a high quality of craftsmanship in each piece. Taxco is a tiny town between Acapulco and Mexico City with a long mining history. In the late 1920s a highway finally extended to Taxco which enabled William Spratling, a gentleman from the US, to find the town and discover the potential in the artisan community. He invited great metal smiths to join him in apprenticing young artists and the world took notice of the divine craftsmanship in the jewelry produced.
The cuff is in very good vintage condition with typical surface wear on the silver. The person I purchased this piece from heavily polished the cuff, so the patina is only in the recessed areas. The handmade cuff is stamped on the inside with “Sterling Taxco Mexico”. There are typical signs of wear with a vintage piece, fine lines and marks. The hinge is still functional and tight, clamps nicely around the wrist. The cuff is hollow and there is something that slightly rattles when you shake the cuff, doesn’t make sound while wearing unless you are really jostling your wrist – like clapping.
The cuff is 7″ in circumference and the main piece measures 3-1/2″ tall and 3″ wide.
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