Important Margot de Taxco Silver & Amethyst Bracelet

A breathtaking bracelet by Margot de Taxco, one of the most famous of the early Mexican Silver artists. It is beautifully designed with heavy ornate silver work surrounding large oval cabochon Amethyst stones. The construction is superb - the amethysts are set so that part of the silver link overlaps the stones and appears to hold them in place. These links are connected with pin hinges that are set under the next link so they are not visible from the front. It is a very large and substantial bracelet - one of the largest Margot ever created - measuring 7 3/4" long by 1 1/2" wide and weighs a heavy 88.4 grams. It is in very good original vintage condtion with no signs of damage or repair and has developed the rich patina collectors prefer. The stones are a rich deep purple and are in good condition with the typical inclusions but no chips or cracks. It has a tight push in clasp with attached saftey chain and is fully and correctly hallmarked "Margot de Taxco, 5213, Sterling Made in Mexico" with the eagle stamp. A rare masterpiece of jewelry art made by one of the most important Mexican Silver Masters.

Margot Van Voorhies Carr came to to Mexico City as an artist in 1937 w she met and married Antonio Castillo. Antonio worked for William Spratling's taller de Las Delicias and in his off hours began producing jewlry based on
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