Vintage Mexican Sterling Silver 7 Charm Bracelet Rosi Beguden Mexico City 1950s
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage Mexican charm bracelet with seven charms attached to it. The catch is stamped with the “Eagle” assay mark with the number 1 within, which identifies the maker as being from Mexico City and guarantees the silver content as being of sterling quality. The Eagle assay mark was introduced in 1948 and the style of Eagle is consistent with being early when the Eagle was more simplistic. This charm bracelet is typical of the Mexico City silversmith Rosi Beguden. There is a maker’s mark on the back of the Aztec calendar round piece that reads “Hecho en Mexico 925”, but the letters within are poorly stamped, so difficult to make out - they look like FCH. The charms consist of a pitcher, a bowl, a serape, a shoe, a sombrero, a cow bell (with a functioning clapper inside) and the Aztec calendar. None of the other charms are marked, but this is normal - they are all silver. The bracelet measures 7 1/2” in length laid out straight and weighs 43.5 grams (1.5 oz). Everything is in very good condition - I have not cleaned or polished the piece and will leave this to the preference of the buyer.
This is a very nice quality bracelet with wonderful charms on it - note the detail on the Aztec calendar and on the sombrero, and consider the fact that there is a clapper in the bell! I think that this is an early example because later ones by Beguden have a number 19 Eagle and her name stamped on the clasp rather than just the number 1 Eagle. Cute piece of Mexican jewelry!