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A vintage Navajo silver bracelet set with an unusual

“Cat’s-Eye” Operculum shell, circa 1940’s-1950’s


Ex: Lyn Trusdell Collection, New Hope, PA



This striking silver bracelet is set with a beautiful and distinctive sea snail operculum shell often referred to as a “cat's eye” in gorgeous shades of green, yellow ochre and cream. The shell is mounted in a simple old-style “foldover” type silver bezel. This bracelet has very finely-executed simple stampwork with designs of circles and arrows on a polished chisel split-silver shank. 


The bracelet measures a maximum width of 1" at the center, the inner circumference is 5 5/8" end-to-end, the gap between terminals is 1" for a total interior circumference of 6 5/8” and it weighs 30 grams or 1 1/8 ounces. It is marked “sterling” on the interior. This bracelet was formerly in the collection of the renowned Native American jewelry collector and dealer, Lyn Trusdell,  of New Hope, Pennsylvania and it was auctioned in her estate auction in June, 2009. (Lot # 2100) The bracelet is in excellent original condition.



Price $575



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