Find of the Month: Coro Vermeil Hector Aguilar Bracelet
It’s been a boon month for finding really amazing pieces of Mexican jewellery, but the best find of the last 30 days is this rose gold vermeil bubble panel bracelet signed CORO MEXICO.
An account of metal shortages during WWII (and until about 1950), the American costume jewellery manufacturer Coro contracted Taller Borda Silversmiths in Taxco, Mexico to produce bijoux for them. Taller Borda was Hector Aguilar’s studio. The pieces his shop produced were handmade and had a distinctly Mexican take on 1940s fashions. Of course it’ll take a bit more research to make sure it’s an authentic piece, but it sure bears most of the hallmarks of correctness except that it is not marked for metal content. And usually Coro is signed in script.
I’ll share more recent Mexican finds throughout the week.