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ALBA JAMIE QUIROZ VTG TAXCO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER TINY BLUE FLOWERS BRACELET
Here is a stunning bracelet from Jaime Quiroz, whose work was marked "Alba". I have the matching design Margot de Taxco necklace listed separately. Bottom photo shows both pieces.
Quiroz was the sales manager for Margot van Voorhies Carr, (Margot de Taxco). As noted in Bille Hougart's book "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks", Quiroz was one of Margot's longtime employees and silversmiths who continued to use her molds when her shop closed. Several of her silversmiths received molds in lieu of salaries which were owed to them. This bracelet is a book piece, "Ovals in Tiny Blue Flowers", shown on page 45 of the Penny C. Morrill book "Margot Van Voorhies:The Art of Mexican Enamelwork".
This piece is exquisitely detailed. Each of the seven links resemble a miniature wreath, with a myriad of flowers and leaves in gorgeous shades of blue and green enamel. The champleve enamel is executed in a manner where the edges or framework of the silver show through the enamel.
Measures an extra-long closed, wearable length of 7 1/4". Complete with it's original safety chain, which is 4 1/4" long. Width is 3/4". Closure is a tongue in box, tight and secure.
Weighs 32.7 grams.
Signed and hallmarked "ALBA", "Mexico 925", and "TQ-06", which is the Taxco registration mark for Quiroz.
In very good vintage condition, with a couple of spots where the enamel is rubbed. Difficult to see, however, because of the way the silver is meant to show. I've taken lots of macro shots to show the fine details.
Please note that vintage jewelry has been pre-owned, worn, and loved by it's previous owner. Much of the charm and beauty of vintage Mexican jewelry comes from the unique variations and characteristics inherent in hand-wrought silver. At times you may be able to see the artisan's tool marks - such is the nature of hand-made jewelry. It's not new and perfect, nor should it be. Vintage silver items may also show age appropriate tarnish. I do notclean the pieces I offer, as collectors and connoisseurs of vintage silver jewelry do not want their valuable pieces stripped of the patina which has taken many years to acquire and is actually quite desirable. I take numerous photos, many with a macro-lens, to show the fine details of each piece, so please take a close look and consider them as part of the description. Don't assume anything if it's not in my description.
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