A fantastic Mexican silver panel bracelet depicting the coatl, or snake. Three wide panels are engraved with the Pre-Columbian motif of the serpent, sacred to the Aztecs as a symbol of the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl. These panels are curved to fit comfortably around the wrist. They alternate with three narrow, flat panels embellished with bosses, beading and plaited silver detail. The bracelet has an integrated slide clasp, making the design appear seamless when worn. Its lovely patina remains intact. The back of this piece is marked "925 STERLING" and is signed ROC, an unattributed makers mark. This work of art will look equally fabulous worn with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to your favorite little black dress.
This piece dates from the 1940s, a high point in silver jewelry design in Mexico. The Mexican city of Taxco drew jewelry artists from all over the world. The main attraction for the designers and studio jewelers was the locally mined supply of materials, silver and semi precious gems were abundant and affordable.
Details.....The bracelet measures 7.25" long and 1.5" wide. In Excellent Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.