Whimsical and charming this very rare sterling silver belt buckle was designed and signed circa 1940's by surrealist designer Hubert Harmon during his brief 4 to 5 year period in Taxco, Mexico. Each half of the buckle measures 5" long X 2 1/2" wide. Hooked together the buckle measures 9" across. Total weight of the buckle is 137 grams, 4.4 oz. Beautiful condition and patina. Each mermaid is hallmarked with Harmon's bare feet and angel wings trademark. This design was featured in the museum exhibit WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE & pictured on p. 216 of the museum catalog by Penny Morrill. A Harmon necklace in this design is pictured on p. 189 of SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO also by Penny Morrill.