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A gorgeous, “Revival-Style” Navajo tufa-cast ingot

sterling-silver cuff bracelet, circa 1930’s

This is a marvelously crafted old-style Navajo cuff bracelet in the classic and elegant “Revival” style which was started by a few individual Navajo silversmiths in the 1920‘s and 1930‘s and was later brought to a larger audience and made famous by the Navajo Arts & Crafts Guild beginning in 1941. This style emphasized traditional classic methods of Navajo silver work such as tufa-casting coupled with the restrained use of decorative elements such as stampwork, chisel work and stones for a very refined presentation. This piece has every one of these elements in abundance-- it is finely cast of heavy ingot silver and features three diagonal panels of beautifully-executed stamp and chisel work all of which comes together to create a most elegant finished piece.

The bracelet is just a hair under 3/4” in width along its entire length. The inner circumference end-to-end is 5 5/8”, the gap between terminals is 1 1/4” for a total interior circumference of 7 1/8”. The bracelet weighs 59 grams or 2 1/8 ounces. It is in excellent plus original condition with a fine patina from wear and use. It is marked “Sterling” on the interior.

This is an extremely elegant, classic piece that could be worn with satisfaction every single day with everything from jeans and tee shirt to a business suit.

Price $1,750

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