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75" Vintage Silver Mexican Bead Necklace

Mexican, unknown artisan

About The 75" Vintage Silver Mexican Bead Necklace

This wonderful necklace hand crafted on silver from Spanish coins is a classic example of the silver jewelry created in Oaxaca during the early 20th century.  

The extraordinary length of this beauty is 75" allowing for it to be worn as a magnificent four strand "torsade".  For its volume and weight, the size of its 48 open and closed work beads with ornamental filligree links between, this artful strand is a creative accessory.

Savvy Price $385.00

Gallery Price $475.00

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Description

This wonderful necklace hand crafted on silver from Spanish coins is a classic example of the silver jewelry created in Oaxaca during the early 20th century.  

The extraordinary length of this beauty is 75" allowing for it to be worn as a magnificent four strand "torsade".  For its volume and weight, the size of its 48 open and closed work beads with ornamental filligree links between, this artful strand is a creative accessory.

About the Artist

An unacknowledged craftsperson from Mexico.

Medium Coin silver
Troy ounces 2.38 troy ounces
Size Overall length is 75". Bead diameter is 3/18" approximately. Decorative "eye" links are 5/8" long X 5/16" wide across center approximately.
Date of creation Circa 1920-1935
Condition Excellent
Description Silver from coins melted and made into sheet and wire. The sheet has been domed using a two part hand made stamp form. Some of the sheet was saw cut to create open work beads. Solid and openwork beads alternate with filligree links--one between each bead.
Provenance RBuch
Gram weight 74.1 grams
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