Casa De Maya 1950 Mexico Mixed Metals Statement Bracelet With Green Jade
Statement bracelet designed by Casa De Maya
A rare vintage piece, created in Mexico during the mid-century back in the 1950. Crafted at the atelier of Casa De Maya with mixed metals such hammered copper and polished brass. This flexible bracelet was designed with tribal motifs and fitted with a push closure lock.
Green Jade: Mounted with 1 cabochon (32 x 65 x 9 mm) carved with tribal motifs from natural Mexican green jade and 4 spheres carved in the same gemstones.
Weight: 154.4 Grams (98.97 Dwt).
Size: 7.5 inches (19Cm).
Measures: At the widest point is 70 mm (2.76 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark and signed "MAYA MEXICO".
Casa De Maya
They started in 1950 producing beautiful designs in copper and brass, oftentimes combining the two metals with silver as well. According to Hargrove, the reason for this turn to non-precious metals was related to the increasing numbers of tourists pouring into Mexico. The people behind Maya saw in that increase the opportunity to service a wider albeit not always as affluent clientele that visited the country and wanted to take something back with them. Affordable jewelry with good craftsmanship and interesting design could be the ideal souvenir. We would add that the late 1940s-1950s was a period in which copper and brass came to the forefront of jewelry design once again not only in Mexico but also in the States - let's not forget the creations of Francisco Rebajes and the all copper, or enamel-over-copper jewelry that was made by Matisse, Renoir and other.
Literature: Sandy Hargrove, Maya Mexico Jewelry; An Informational Guide. For this bracelet illustrated.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the metals. The gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MEND/.1111