logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
Lot 0112
Description
Vintage pawn Southwest malachite and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelets with matching ring.
Sterling mark on one, makers mark on both. The largest example is approximately 2 inches wide with an inner circumference of approximately 7 1/2 inches which includes the additional 1" wrist gap
Approximate total weight: 57 gTurner Auctions + Appraisals is very pleased to offer Part 2 of the private collection of Southwest jewelry from a major dealer/collector. The extensive multi-part sale features Native American works from the Navajo, Zuni and Hopi. Offerings in Part 2 include solid silver jewelry (bracelets, rings, necklaces); watch bands and cuffs; belts, belt buckles and caps; ketos; money clips; bolo ties; a silver desk set; and a David Spellerbery sculpture.

The owner was a major dealer and collector of Navajo, Zuni and Hopi jewelry in Southern California for over 30 years. From the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, he operated a retail business that sold vintage, contemporary and custom Southwest jewelry to movie studios, prop and costume houses, and collectors. All items at auction are "from the vault" - ones that were reserved for personal use or set aside for future appreciation. Everything in the collection is original and hand-made. Most items are crafted of solid silver - either coin or sterling silver, embellished with gem-quality turquoise or coral stones, gold or coins; and elaborate hand-cut bezels. The majority were crafted by talented artists; many are maker-stamped. Some are vintage ceremonial pieces; other contemporary pieces feature gold enhancements. Many are museum-quality items. None of the pieces have color-enhanced stones, or are plated with silver or nickel. Overall, the owner's quest was to obtain top-quality items that were out of the ordinary - the finest examples of handwork they could find.

Buyer's Premium
  • 25%

SOUTHWEST MALACHITE SILVER CUFF BRACELET & RING

Estimate $150 - $250Feb 12, 2017
Starting Price $80
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromSouth San Francisco, CA, US
placeholder

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

South San Francisco, CA, USA
3,073 Followers