VINTAGE, NORTH AMERICAN, ZUNI TURQUOISE & SILVER CUFF circa 1930
This Very Fine Cuff is from my personal collection of Native North American Art, with original silver patina and 22 matching and very distinctive bezel set turquoise cabochons, it is a superior design of inordinately fine details and craftsmanship, a Superb Work of Art.
The Zuni pride themselves in creating exceptional art jewelry that shows beautiful unique stone work of open design with less matrix....they call their technique "needlepoint" ....This is one of the finest I have seen..... Rolled edge top and bottom Cuff with Bezel set Turquoise Stones carefully cut and crafted, set with twisted silver ropes forming geometric designs around the band....every detail is perfection and the patina is full and rich.....it is Sculpture for your Wrist,
Scratch Signed, it measures; inner circumference 8" , gap 1 1/2" , band width 3/4" .
In outstanding condition, with original patina as it has never been polished. Stones are perfect with no chips or cracks, with tight bezels.
If you love Turquoise ..this beauty is for you