A vintage sterling silver and abalone shell clamper bracelet by Taxco, Mexico silversmith Alfredo Villansana, who has worked under William Spratling and Héctor Aguilar. The bracelet has abalone shell along the edges and the top curve.
Artisan: Alfredo Villansana
Metal Type: Sterling Silver
Bracelet Length: 6.50"
Bracelet Closure Type: Hinged Clamp
Hallmarks: Villasana AV Taxco Mexico Sterling Eagle #3
Total Weight: 2.270 ozt.
It had been stored for many years.
The silver looks terrific, with no overt scratching or dents. The shell is all present and in good condition, too.
It does need a good cleaning, but we'll let you love on it yourself.
Artist History: "STERLING SILVER CLAMPER BRACELET DESIGNED BY Mexican Artist ALFREDO VILLASANA. (signed AV, Villasana, Sterling, 925, Hecho en Mexico) Alfredo Villasana was an incredibly artistic silversmith who worked for Spratling and Hector Aguilar, in Taxco, Mexico, and then went out on his own in the 1950s. This bracelet is spring loaded and the piece and the springs are in fine condition. The Design is very striking openwork Scrolls. The Taxco silversmiths began with William Spratling, an American born architect, who arrived in Mexico in 1929 and in 1931 set up a silversmithing workshop, Las Delicias, in Taxco, Mexico (pronounced Tasco which sometimes is the spelling used on some of the marked jewelry). From the outset, Spratling employed several Mexican silversmiths who executed his and their own designs, creating wonderful pieces of silver jewelry exhibiting highly creative designs and superb craftsmanship.Alfredo Villasana, Margot de Taxco, Hector Aguilar, De Castillo, Ballesteros, and others were part of the Spratling group in Tasco, Mexico."
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