A rare, incredible find, a breathtaking, huge, vintage cuff from renowned Navajo silversmith Jerry Roan. The massive turquoise cabochon measures over 2-1/2 x 2"
The design motifs are large leaves or feathers with traditional Navajo patterns. Two marks impressed on the underside of the cuff, the first of which reads "Sterling". This mark is followed by Jerry Roan's typical hallmark which reads "JR". Roan's exceptional jewellery is highly-collectible, and this piece is a substantial and striking example of the artist's traditional yet bold Navajo style.
Navajo tribal native Jerry Roan (1919-1977), had a productive life as a silversmith and jewellery maker. He began actively working at silversmithing around 1968. In 1969, a year after he began smithing, he won a 1st Award at the Navajo Tribal Fair in Arizona.
Roan was included in the 2002 exhibit “Jewels of the Southwest” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, and the Yellowhorse Museum in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Internal dimensions - 2.5" x 1.8"
Length - Face of cuff measures 3.5"
Opening at back is 1-1/2"
Weight: 130 grams (4.58 oz)
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