This Taxco sterling clamper is by the well-known Taxco artist, Alfredo Villasana.
The piece features the ‘ribbon’ design that was executed by many Taxco silversmiths last century. His particular design had a more severe taper and solid silver between the balls.
I had had many of his pieces in my shop and I am a huge fan of Villasana. His pieces never disappoint and are highly collectable.
This clamper is in very good condition with some slight surface scratches, a very crisp, tight and secure hinge and a wonderful patina.
Width: 2″ tapering to .75″.
Inside measurement: 6.5″ fits a 6.5″ wrist perfectly
Weight: 74.2 grams
Hallmark: conjoined AV, Hecho en Mexico, Villasana, Sterling, 925, eagle assay 3