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Unique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff BraceletUnique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff BraceletUnique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff BraceletUnique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff BraceletUnique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet

For your consideration is this nice Les Baker cuff bracelet. Very pretty with a nice center genuine blue topaz stone. One side has an Art-Nouveau like design and the other has coil work. It has the Jewelry, Eagle Les Baker mark, Sterling and another mark that looks like TAS with an arrow. Les, an Anglo collaborated with many Navajo Indian silversmiths. This bracelet is older and has a really great patina.

Info on artist: Les Baker, southwest artist from New Mexico, was born in 1935. Les learned to silversmith in 1962 when his wife (ex-wife now) wanted a squash blossom necklace. Les couldn't afford to buy one for her so he went out and bought the tools to do so. At a Christmas party, Mrs. Maisel asked where she got the necklace and his told her that her husband made it. From there upon request from Mrs. Maisel, Les went to work for the Maisels. Les has also worked for Carl Louthy, Navajo. Since then, he and his current wife, Shirley Baker, have been making sterling silver and turquoise jewelry that has been a favorite with collectors. Les Baker is extremely talented and draws out his new free-flowing designs first on paper before creating in silver. Each piece is designed around the stone. His style varies from hand stamped and repousse to some of his most unique pieces that have free flowing silver work designs reminiscent of those in nature. Over the years, he has had many silversmiths that have worked for him such as Fritson Toledo, Johnny Watson and Harry Sandoval. Les passed away February 13, 2014.

The bracelet measures 5/8 inches top to bottom at center topaz stone. It measures 6 and 3/8 inches around the inside including the 1 inch back opening. It conforms and will fit a small or medium wrist.

Condition is excellent other that being just a tiny bit out of round due to usage.

Item ID: 3689


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Unique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet, Size: M

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Unique Sterling Silver Les Baker Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet

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