Rendered in Mexico’s hills, this beautiful cuff features simple repousse metalwork in the form of smoke or wind. This vintage Taxco cuff from the 1980s is the epitome of simple, eye-catching Taxco design. A fabulous bracelet to wear alone or in a stack!
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 metalsmiths 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 minimal signs of wear. The silver surface has fine lines and marks, typical of vintage jewelry, but nothing noticeable or obvious. The silver has a decent patina layer, which I have left unpolished, but would be happy to polish upon request. The inside is stamped MEXICO 925 (sterling silver) and TV-77. T = Taxco, V = Artist’s initial, 77 = 77th artist to register under V.
The bracelet measures 7″ in length and 1-3/16″ at the widest point.
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