Green Fox Mine Turquoise on Silver Cuff

Alice Benally

Green Fox Mine Turquoise on Silver Cuff, Jewelry by Alice Benally
  • Benally cuff
  • Benally bracelet
  • Fox mine turquoise cuff
Savvy Price $385.00
Gallery Price $450.00
Title
Green Fox Mine Turquoise on Silver Cuff
Artist
Alice Benally
Medium
Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces
2.66 troy ounces
Size
Opening is 5 1/2" end to end with a 1 1/4" opening. Cuff measures 2 1/2" height at center, tapering to 9/16" at each end
Signed
"A. Benally" stamped inside
Date of creation
Circa 1970's
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Fox mine turquoise
Provenance
Ke And
Gram weight
82.5 grams
About The Green Fox Mine Turquoise on Silver Cuff

Sterling silver mill-rolled sheet and drawn wire was used to fabricate the bracelet and setting for a large natural green turquoise nugget from the Fox mine in Nevada.  

Simple line stamping using two different curved stamps, creates the detail on the repousse leaf forms framing the setting and the solid sheeting covering the front of the cuff shank.

Eye-catching stone measures 1 13/16" height X 15/16" width.

About Alice Benally
Alice Benally is a Navajo 20th century jeweler who became active making jewelry in the 1970's.  A New Mexico resident, her work has been offered through Wright's Indian Art in Albuquerque.

Alice Benally is cited in Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry II:  A-L 1,800 Artist Biographies.
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo, Women Artists

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Keywords

Alice Benally, Benally cuff, Benally bracelet, Fox mine turquoise cuff