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Casa Maya Mexican mixed metal and enamel Bracelet ~ The Kiss

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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...

vintage Mexican brass repousse Cuff Bracelet ~ Hubert Harmon sea serpents design

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Vintage Mexican mid-century copy of Hubert Harmon’s “sea serpents” cuff bracelet, this is a nice alternative to the original that is very hard to find and hence commands lofty prices. I like to think that Harmon was inspired by Mexican folk art when he created this design as is the case with his famous “mermaid” pieces. And though the cuff at hand is simply marked “MEXICO”, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was made by Casa Maya since they did not always fully sign their creations…   Size/Weight: inner circumference of just about 6 3/4″ (including the 1 3/16″ gap; relatively adjustable though) by  2 1/2″ wide Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “MEXICO” though possibly a Casa Maya piece; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, nice repoussage and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD –...