mod Hubert Harmon Mexican brass Cufflinks ~ quirky repousse feet design

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One of the most interesting figures whose star shone bright during his short stay in Taxco in the 1940s, Hubert Harmon is known for his quirky yet irresistible designs. Difficult to find, his Mexican creations oftentimes draw on the country’s artistic heritage which is, however, re-worked and re-interpreted through Harmon’s quite idiosyncratic eye. As tongue-in-cheek as can be the pair of repousse brass cufflinks presented here in the shape of naked feet is a small example of his incredible acumen…   Size/Weight: just shy of 1  3/8″ long by 3/4″ wide; 10.5 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked with maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $195.00 Contact us about this...

Emma Melendez early Mexican modernist silver Cuff Bracelet in a Hubert Harmon design

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Early Taxco modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet bearing the signature of accomplished Mexican designer and silversmith Emma Melendez, this piece is more an arm band than a simple cuff. I believe its design is inspired by Hubert Harmon’s bold creations and it is the ideal piece to bring out the warrior princess hiding within you. Daring, no-fuss yet absolutely commanding presence and a wonderfully mellow patina underscore a modernist less-is-more attitude…   Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ inner circumference (at about mid-height; the cuff is wider than that at the top and narrower at the very bottom to better fit the shape of the arm); width between 3″ at center front and 1  7/8″ at the two ends; 83.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature “EMMA” as well as “STERLING TAXCO”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with bold,...

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 –...