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Vintage Zuni Cluster Cuff

$1,250

Item Number: DR 1218
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Unsigned
Medium: Natural turquoise and sterling silver
Age: Circa 1930s
Dimensions: 3 1/3” X 2 ½” inside measurement is 5 1/4″ plus a gap of 1 3/8″ for a toal of 6 5/8″

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Description

A total of 102 gorgeous turquoise stones define this bracelet from the 1930’s, while a triple shank holds everything firmly on the wrist. Natural hand-cut turquoise cabochons range in shape from round to egg shape in beautiful bright blue to green. The color variations occur where the natural stones have interacted with oils from being worn and enjoyed. Circular drops of sterling silver frame the outermost rows on the outer edge of the main cluster and on each side bar. A thin twisted rope of silver serves to separate each of the four clusters. Although there is no maker’s mark on this piece, since it was made before artists routinely hallmarked their pieces, there is what appears to be an inventory number on the inside of the cuff. It is beautiful to look at and a joy to wear. This cuff is simply elegant.

Condition: Original condition with appropriate wear. The inside of the cuff has inventory marks inscribed.
Provenance: Acquired from a collector in New Mexico

Additional information

Weight 2 oz