Cuff Bracelet, Mexican Sterling Silver, Stamped 'MEX 925.'  - Roadshow Collectibles

Cuff Bracelet, Mexican Sterling Silver, Stamped 'MEX 925.'

  • $194.99 CAD

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Cuff Bracelet, Mexican Sterling Silver, Stamped 'MEX 925.' 

 

The Aztecs made silver jewellery, but the Spanish in Taxco was mainly after raw silver. So how did modern-day Taxco become famous for its jewellery?

It started in the 1920s when an American named William Spratling moved to Mexico after befriending and working with Diego Rivera.

As an architecture professor and artist, Spratling was fascinated by Pre-Colombian and Aztec art and used it as inspiration for his silver jewellery designs. As Spratling and his jewellery became more and more successful, he started teaching local aspiring silver designers how to produce his designs. He even created an apprenticeship program for local aspiring jewellery makers.

His influence on the community and his love for traditional Mexican designs earned him the nickname El Padre de la Plata de México (“The Father of Mexican Silver”).

Item Code - JEW11C324PVCZ8

Width: 2 3/8"  Height: 2 1/8"  Depth: 1 3/8"  Weight: 63 g


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