Casa Maya Mexican mixed metal and enamel Bracelet ~ The Kiss

on Jun 24, 2018 in archived

Possibly the most sought after creation in Casa Maya’s copper, brass and green enamel line the habitually referred to as “The Kiss” design is characterized by a bold, crazy “Carmen Miranda” attitude. Yet it seems that the bracelet’s two figures are most probably pre-Colombian noblemen and, as Hargrove suggests in her Maya Mexico Jewelry, they could even be representations of the great 7th c. CE king Pakal of Palenque. Wrought out of hand-hammered copper and brass the two figures form the bracelet’s wings, their lips almost touching as they meet in the center front. Please note the teardrop dangle beneath them and the highly stylized, enameled hairdo. A truly stunning bracelet and a definite statement piece…

PS: The matching earrings, belt with belt buckle and large pendant are also available and will be listed shortly; if you don’t see them, please ask!


Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 2″ and 1  1/2″; teardrop charm adds a 2  3/4″ drop to the bracelet; 58.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO”; 1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with a great surface, the enamels in great shape with no losses or wear, stupendously daring, with no damage or repairs noted



SOLD – Thank you!

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