Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet

$ 250.00 

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Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet

A vintage bracelet with five links that take the form of long, curvaceous leaves. Each link is decorated with a long-necked, trumpet-shaped flower that lays atop the leaf; the buds themselves are tapering, carved cylinders of dyed green agate. This design is especially charming, with realistic, but simplified forms— a modernist's vision of art nouveau/arts and crafts jewelry. This is marked MPO, 925, sterling silver, Taxco, Mexico.

Materials

Sterling silver
Dyed agate 

Age

c. 1950

Condition 

Excellent. There is some dark residue around the base of the agates that I have chosen to leave intact (probably it is part of the epoxy used in the original setting process).

Size

Trumpet flower elements measure approx 25.2 mm, end to end. Leaf-shaped links are approx 12 mm wide. Inside measures approx 7 3/4". Bracelet fits a 6 1/2" wrist.

Notes

This silversmith's mark is described in Bille Hougart's Little Book of Mexcian Silver, but the maker is, as of yet, unidentified.

Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet
Taxco Sterling Silver Green Agate Trumpet Flower Bracelet