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Frank Vacit or Leo Poblano Unsigned Inlay Cuff

Frank Vacit

About The Frank Vacit or Leo Poblano Unsigned Inlay Cuff

Ultra fine Zuni inlay cuff attributed to Frank Vacit.

This is an incredible work of engineering as well as craftsmanship. The one horned kachina and side blossom ornamests are executed using on the sacred 4 colors/ materials, red abalone, white pearl shell, black jet and blue turquoise.

The silver work is all from ingot and the double shank of exquisitively stamped and filed, swedged "wire" expands in the front forming a perfect frame for the face of Sai-astasana--Zuni Rain Priest of the North. He accompanies the Shalako in ceremony at Zuni.

Seldom seen offered for sale and even rarer original condition. This delicate work of art has seen the test of at least 75 years time and wear since its creation in the 1930's.  Look at even the file "beaded' spine of the frame. One cannot add to or sutract from this bracelet to make it more perfect!

Another one of those "cases" that prove the saying "special things will always find their home""

Whether an unsigned Frank Vacit or a Leo Poblano, the art in this piece, makes it worth having.

Marked Down from $2,200 to $1,800

 

Marked Down $2,400.00

Gallery Price $3,000.00

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Ultra fine Zuni inlay cuff attributed to Frank Vacit.

This is an incredible work of engineering as well as craftsmanship. The one horned kachina and side blossom ornamests are executed using on the sacred 4 colors/ materials, red abalone, white pearl shell, black jet and blue turquoise.

The silver work is all from ingot and the double shank of exquisitively stamped and filed, swedged "wire" expands in the front forming a perfect frame for the face of Sai-astasana--Zuni Rain Priest of the North. He accompanies the Shalako in ceremony at Zuni.

Seldom seen offered for sale and even rarer original condition. This delicate work of art has seen the test of at least 75 years time and wear since its creation in the 1930's.  Look at even the file "beaded' spine of the frame. One cannot add to or sutract from this bracelet to make it more perfect!

Another one of those "cases" that prove the saying "special things will always find their home""

Whether an unsigned Frank Vacit or a Leo Poblano, the art in this piece, makes it worth having.

Marked Down from $2,200 to $1,800

 

About the Artist Known for his incredibly adept inlay jewelry, Frank Vacit was most active between the 1930's and the 1950's. Every major book chronicling the best Zuni jewelers include mention of this genius. Vacit produced both mosaic inlay and channel inlay that was entirely superior.
Medium Sterling silver, red abalone, white pearl shell, black jet, blue turquoise
Troy ounces 1.18 troy ounces
Size Interior measurement is 5 3/8" with a 1" gap. Widest point of cuff is 1 3/4" height tapering to 1/4" at the terminal. Sizing is not recommended. This cuff will fit a wrist 6 1/4" to almost 6 1/2" easily at "the bone".
Signed No
Date of creation 1930's
Condition No repairs have been made and are needed. This bracelet is in phenomenal condition with only the smallest stress fracture across the horn, where the top of one blossom meets on the kachinas's left side (no danger of "fall out").
Turquoise Natural blue green North American turquoise
Provenance CC
Gram weight 36.8 grams
Other Works by Frank Vacit
Sterling Ring with Inlaid Katsina 1/2 Figure, Jewelry by Frank  Vacit
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