Mexico Silver at its Best!!

Mexico Silver at its Best!!

This beautiful 1930’s artist made Mexico Taxco signed large bracelet 2 ½” wide is a fine piece of art masterfully made. The history of silver in Taxco is a fascinating combination of legend and fact. Located in the hills between Acapulco and about 100 miles Southwest of Mexico City, Taxco in the state of Guerrero is one of the oldest mining sites located in the Americas. It has retained its natural charm with its colonial ambiance, red-tiled roofs, cobble-stoned, narrow winding streets and the towering, impressive 240 year old Santa Prisca Catheral. It’s natural wealth of silver attracted early Conquistadors. In the late 1920’s the highway from Mexico City finally reached Taxco and in 1926, William Spratling, a U.S. citizen  and associate architecture professor from Tulane University arrived in Taxco to study Mexico and its culture. In1929 he moved to Mexico and was welcomed into the influential artistic circles of Mexico. In 1931 U.S. Ambassador Dwight Morrow commented to Mr. Spratling that Taxco had been the site of silver mines for centuries, but unfortunately had never been considered a location where jewelry and objects of silver were designed and made. This seemingly insignificant comment changed the course of Taxco’s artistic and economic history.



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEarly National Cash Register.  It weighs over 200+ pounds.  It is a work of art works great!  A unique fact NCR was founded in 1884 and acquired by AT&T in 1991.  NCR is one of the first modern American companies, introducing new an aggressive sales methods of business techniques. They established the first sales training school in 1893, and introduced a comprehensive social welfare program for his factory workers.  over 100 years later look where we have grown into almost very little money exchange.