LOS CASTILLO Huge Vintage Sterling Fish & Blue Glass Bracelet
Los Castillo was a Mexican jewelry company formed by 4 brothers: Don Antonio, Jorge, Miguel, and Justo Castillo, in the late 1930's. All were trained in different areas of the silver business and Don Antonio Castillo was an apprentice for William Spratling's Las Delicias workshop in the early 1930's. Los Castillo is known for beautiful craftsmanship and their revival of ancient techniques.
This fabulous vintage bracelet signed by Los Castillo is a wonderful example of their style! The substantial bracelet is crafted in sterling silver, and has a bold aquatic-inspired design. Two charming fish face each other at the center, complete with textured detail representing scales, fins, and facial features. Their swirled fins fan out underneath, framing two large cabochons made of bright blue glass. The bracelet fastens in the back, where a push clasp is disguised within two textured links shaped like seashells. A safety chain provides additional security when worn. The underside of the bracelet is marked "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO MADE IN MEXICO 814." A wonderful example of Mexican sterling jewelry from Taxco, this bracelet would make a fantastic statement piece and is perfect for the Los Castillo collector!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 6" long, but is comprised of curved links, allowing it to fit comfortably on a medium/average sized wrist. The large fish links at the center measure 2" tall, forming a wide bracelet when worn. The blue glass cabochons measure 3/4" in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting, and both blue glass cabochons are intact. The clasp and safety chain are secure and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the silver setting, which is normal for vintage jewelry and adds depth to its appearance.