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1970s Hollow Work Sterling Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise and Brass Accents
Offered for sale: Unusual hollow work Sterling Silver Cuff bracelet with traditional Pueblo symbols done in silver overlay and brass accents with corn row of turquoise on the top and bottom edges.
In the center the bracelet is 1 1/2 inches wide tapering down to 1 inch on the ends. Unique features of this bracelet include a brass moon over a desert scene with a coyote in the foreground howling at the moon in one panel on the front of the bracelet. The second panel has pueblo design. The bracelet features the silver overlay technique with 2 pieces of silver; the one on the bottom with background type decoration and the piece of silver on top with cutout designs. The pieces are then soldered together on the top and bottom edges.
The decorations on the bracelet are usual from the brass moon, center silver work with v-shape pieces of silver at 60 degree angles to each other and the the edging on 1/2 of the top and bottom edges with the corn row turquoise. Edges of the bracelet have stamped sun ray design.
The bracelet is marked 'Sterling' on the inside There is also a maker's mark 'DD' but I have been unable to exactly match the mark to a particular silversmith. The bracelets is from the 1970s time frame. The bracelet measures 5 1/4 inches without the gap. The gap measures 1 inch. My wrist is 6 1/2 inches and this bracelet does not quite fit me. The silver is so heavy that it would be difficult to adjust the size. The bracelet weights 79.5 grams.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/turquoise, Size: 6 1/4
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