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An outstanding vintage Navajo

“Revival-Period” wide silver cuff bracelet,

circa 1940’s



This incredible bracelet is a true masterpiece, 12 on a scale of 10. It was made during early revival period when the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild under its first Director, the brilliant Navajo jeweler, Ambrose Roanhorse, was teaching a new generation of Navajo and Pueblo silversmiths the traditional silver-working methods and techniques of 1880-1910 classic-period Navajo silversmithing.


This bracelet might possibly even be an unmarked piece made under the Guild’s auspices as not all the Guild’s pieces were hallmarked, especially in its earlier years. In any case, the bracelet is an artistic and technical tour de force with beautifully-accomplished repoussees accentuated by perfectly-executed stampwork. The high polish, the beautifully-smooth and lustrous surface and the bright, almost white “color” of the silver in this piece are simply stunning.


The bracelet measures 1 5/8 in width, the inner circumference is

5 11/16 and the gap between terminals is 1 3/8” for a total interior circumference of 7 1/16”. It weighs an impressive 82 grams or 2 7/8 ounces and is in excellent plus original condition.


This piece is a grand-slam home run, one for the record books.



Price $2,100


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