Artist Signed Bracelet: CP STERLING 925 TAXCO MEX (in a circle). Eagle 3 This artist is shown on page 217 of Hougart's Mexican Hallmarks book.
Vintage Signed Mexican Sterling Silver Hinge Cuff Clamper Bracelet. Date: Post-1948 as there is an eagle assay mark. Measurements approximately: 4 3/8" tall face which tapers down to 1 1/16" in the back at the hinge; the width of the face is approximately 2.5 across the center. Hinge cuff bracelets are expandable, and will usually fit up to a size 7 wrist.
Because this hinge is not tight, the closed circumference is now 7 3/8 including the open gap. Condition: The hinge does not bring the sides together (to touch) when at rest, though the hinge is functional. As expected with vintage jewelry, there are light scratches in the sterling silver metal commensurate with age and gentle wear. These vintage Mexican sterling hinge cuff clamper bracelets are fun to wear.
Since we are in the ladies against polishing club, you may decide to polish it later if you wish - or not if you like a rich patina. The pictures are enlarged to view the details. The item "VTG Signed CP Taxco Mexico Sterling Silver Hinge Cuff Bypass Clamper Bracelet" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Mexican, Latin American". The seller is "ad" and is located in California. This item can be shipped to United States.925 Sterling Silver