Margot de Taxco Snake Bracelet, ca. 1950
I collect snake jewelry. And a friend of mine had some jewelry he was selling, and he said it was Mexican silver. And I just picked it up, because I also, like, love the color and the snake motif.
Did you have any other information on it before you purchased it?
That's really all I knew.
All right. Well, you're right in saying that it is Mexican. It's definitely Mexican. But when you brought it over to the table, when I inspected it, I was able to identify the maker, which is stamped right on the tab, right there on one of the snake links-- Margot de Taxco. Margot de Taxco was one of the few women jewelers working in Mexico at the time. She opened her shop in the 1950s and started doing enamel work in the late 1950s. This is highly collectible. It does come in sets. It comes in a necklace and matching bracelet, which you have, and earrings. If this set were complete, it would be worth around $3,000. Seeing we only have the bracelet today, I would say the value of the snake bracelet is worth around $800.
Great, thank you. I'll have to go off and find the earrings and the necklace.
Matching pieces, right.
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