VINTAGE MEXICAN TAXCO HECTOR AGUILAR SIGNATURE BRACELET

¡La obra maestra de maestro! ...

Masterpiece of the Maestro is an understatement! One of Hector Aguilar's signature designs, this "Knot and Three Beads Bracelet," circa mid- to late-1940's, is a must-have for every serious collector. It is composed of five handwrought panels, each of which has been cut, incised, and pierced in a twisted knot motif, and embellished with a small silver hemisp top and bottom. The panels are connected by hinges made up of three vertically stacked silver sps. The piece closes with a bayonet clasp that is affixed to a safety chain.
Hallmarks: The rarely seen hallmark on this particular Aguilar bracelet-- TB or JB {in a cartouche}--is featured in the section on Hector Aguilar hallmarks in both Penny C. Morrill's Silver Masters of Mexico and Bille Hougart's The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks . Though each expert source interprets the hallmark differently, both nevertheless recognize and identify the mark as being authentic to Aguilar and Taller Borda . Hougart states that it may be an early mark for Taller Borda { TB }, while Morrill believes the mark belongs to a North American company { JB }, which had a contract with Taller Borda, and that it appears on jewelry designed by Hector Aguilar during the period 1943-1948. The remaining portions of the bracelet's hallmark--
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