Margot van Voorhies Carr, professionally known as Margot de Taxco, was a major contributor to the success of Taxco silver. Margot first came to Mexico in 1937 and soon thereafter met and married Don Antonio Castillo of Los Castillo (another well know Mexican silver jewelry artist). During her time with him, he encouraged her to translate her designs from paper to three-dimensional forms in silver. Many early designs of Los Castillo bear the obvious contributions of Margot de Taxco. After divorcing Antonio, Margot went out on her own with a business card that read, “As the stars are to the Night, So are Jewels to the Woman”. Margot is most famous for her works in enamels on silver and her devotion to Art Deco, Mayan and Japanese-inspired motifs. Her clients at the time included such Hollywood celebrities as John Wayne and Lana Turner and her vintage silver pieces and stunning enamel work have become highly collectable today.
This bracelet is a wonderful example of Margot de Taxco's fine craft! A fabulous piece from the 1950's, the bracelet is comprised of 6 large sterling silver and enameled links that have an unusual "circle 8" shape. Each link is inlaid with rich brown and black enameling and a detailed engraved design can be seen behind the enameling. The top and bottom of each side of the "8" has a deep golden brown center which is outlined in a curled rich black frame. The links are connected by small silver rings on all 4 sides and on the back of one of the links are several markings: "MARGOT DE TAXCO", "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO", a small hallmark, and the numbers "5627". The bracelet has push clasp hidden within one of the links and a safety chain for added security. An exceptional piece for the Margot de Taxco collector or any vintage jewelry lover!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 7" long. Each link measures approximately 1" wide and 1 1/2" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the enameling and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.