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  • Heavy-silver vintage Navajo pawn cuff, by Patrick A. Smith, M.A. #1855

    $945.00
    There is only 1 item left in stock.

    This maker's jewelry art has previously sold for display in the prestigious British Museum in London.  Master Navajo silversmith Patrick A. Smith, born on the Arizona side of the Navajo Reservation, earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  He also won an Arlene Feddes Fellowship for "Excellence in Art" from the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts.  The cuff above is evidence of Smith's excellence and esteem in the craft. It is a substantial, quarter-inch thick, shining beauty.  It's a mix of simplicity and boldness, weighing an impressive 91-grams, or 3.2-ounces.  It's three quarters-of-an-inch wide throughout, and set with three pieces of blood-red branch coral and four pieces of turquoise, beginning with the turquoise and alternating thereafter with the coral—all held-in with sawtooth bezeling.  The total inside circumference—including the 'gap'—is 6.5-inches.  It absolutely will not bend.  If the buyer intends to wear this artwork, he or she must have a wrist circumference between 6.25 to 6.5-inches.  Really, a 6 and 3/8th's-inch wrist (around the wrist bone) is ideal.  Measure twice; buy once.  It is hallmarked "P.A.SMITH."  Complimentary USPS Priority shipping within the U.S.  Enjoy.

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