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A beautiful Mid-Century Navajo silver cuff bracelet, circa 1950’s

We absolutely love this type and era of Navajo silver cuff bracelets. They are reminiscent of the marvelous craftsmanship and restrained elegance of earlier, turn-of-the-century classic period Navajo silverwork but with a decidedly more modernist sensibility and attitude. They are streamlined and clean with often outstanding workmanship as is perfectly displayed in this piece.

This is the style of “revival” bracelet pioneered in the 1940’s by The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild under its first director, Ambrose Roanhorse, and, although this piece is not marked with the Guild’s insignia, it could easily have been made by one of the Navajo Guild’s outstanding craftsmen on a freelance basis.

The bracelet features three thin, parallel bands of beautifully executed twisted-silver wire decoration. The bracelet measures 1½” wide, the inner circumference is 5 ½” and the gap between terminals is 1 1/8” for a total bracelet circumference of 6 5/8” . The bracelet weighs a very comfortable 54 grams or 1 7/8 ounces and is in excellent original condition.

Price $750

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