On offer is an authentic, early vintage ZUNI hand wrought. 925 sterling silver "snake eyes" cuff bracelet adorned with two (2) rows of beautiful old southwestern desert sky blue and green hand-cut and polished petit point cabochon turquoise stones. The double banded bracelet is adorned with hand tooled "rattlesnake jaws".
It is not hallmarked which was quite common in earlier Native American jewelry. We believe the bracelet was created circa 1940.
This traditional cuff bracelet was skillfully executed in the old ZUNI technique with attention to detail and is in very good vintage condition (please see ALL photos for an accurate detailed depiction). The twenty-six (26) petit point cabochon stones are all in very good condition with no significant chips or cracks and are firmly set in serrated silver bezels surrounded by three (3) rows of silver raindrops.The hand-cut and polished turquoise "snake eyes" stones each measure approx. 1/8 or smaller in diameter. Overall, this bracelet for a smaller wrist measures approx. 5/8" tapering to 1/4" wide; the interior circumference of the cuff is approx.
6" including 1 3/8" opening. The cuff has a bit of flexibility.This traditional Zuni bracelet weighs 20.2. This classic, well crafted vintage ZUNI.
925 sterling silver and "snake eyes" turquoise row cuff bracelet would make a fine addition to any Twentieth Century Native American Silver and Stone Jewelry, American Turquoise or Historic Cultural Arts and Crafts collection. We have been involved in the design and creation of contemporary jewelry at the undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1967. In 1975 we opened a gallery of hand wrought fine art contemporary jewels and have since handled thousands of unique, one of a kind and limited edition pieces crafted predominantly by American artisans with a special emphasis on Native American Art. Will be determined upon request. We believe our photos and description to be an accurate testament.
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Thanks for looking and good luck. The item "VINTAGE EARLY ZUNI STERLING SILVER PETIT POINT SNAKE EYE TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET" is in sale since Saturday, July 3, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "rusfox" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.