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A beautifully-stamped silver cuff bracelet

by The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild, circa 1940’s-1950’s

Another absolutely outstanding example of the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild’s “revival-period” silver jewelry, this gorgeous bracelet features continuous bands of perfectly-executed stampwork. We will never know which specific artist made this piece due to the fact that Navajo Guild jewelry pieces were not permitted to be signed by their individual makers, but the silversmith was clearly a master craftsman. Since pieces could only be marked with the Guild’s insignia, there are many anonymous pieces such as this one that were crafted by some of the Navajo Nation’s leading jewelers. In addition to the founding Director of the Guild, the great silversmith and instructor, Ambrose Roanhorse, these include such other luminaries as Kenneth Begay, Allan Kee, George Kee and Ivan Kee.

The bracelet measures 1 3/16” in width along its entire length. The inner circumference is 5 1/2” end-to-end, the gap between terminals is 1 1/4” for a total interior circumference of 6 3/4”. The bracelet could be made slightly larger or smaller if desired. The bracelet weighs a very comfortable 59 grams or 2 1/8 ounces and it is in excellent original condition. It is properly marked with the “Horned Sun” insignia of The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild on the interior. For more information about the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild, please click here.

Price $1,550

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