Tufa Cast Spirit Form Cuff

Joe Tsosie

Tufa Cast Spirit Form Cuff, Jewelry by Joe  Tsosie
  • Navajo tufa cast cuff
Marked Down $1,200.00
Gallery Price $2,400.00
Title
Tufa Cast Spirit Form Cuff
Artist
Joe Tsosie
Medium
Sterling silver, natural turquoise, natural coral, natural sugelite
Troy ounces
2.15 troy ounces
Size
Bracelet interior is 5 3/8" plus 1" opening. Figure is 2 7/8" in length. Width of bracelet is 3/4".
Signed
"JT" with a star above
Date of creation
Circa 1970's
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Turquoise Mountain, Morenci, Lone Mountain, Blue Gem, Denali, Sleeping Beauty and Kingman
Provenance
Consigned by gentleman who inherited his grandmother's art collection CP 3037
Gram weight
66.67 grams
About The Tufa Cast Spirit Form Cuff

This bold spirit form cuff by Joe Tsosie was made about 25 years ago and has been carefully worn.

It has a wonderful collection of 7 different types of turquoise--all specimen quality, high grade as well as deep purple sugelite and a ripe, red piece of Mediterranean coral. The background to this strikingly simple figure is textured like earth made even more wonderful by the patina of the silver itself.

This is a great work of art and it is wearble by either a gent or a lady, as this piece is not tied to a specific gender. Because this bracelet is NOT sizeable, it must fit the one who chooses it. The choice will be mutual and in that sense a bit magical !!! This sacred spirit form is always considered lucky and protective.

About Joe Tsosie
This 20th century Navajo jeweler is not covered in the standard hallmark books or in Schaaf's American Jewelry I publication because he is routinely under the radar. Joe Tsosie does not participate in Indian markets. Often he works for others, like a backup singer. His work, however; is entirely compelling in its quality of execution and its unique composition. He enlists the finest quality natural materials to boot!
Other Works By Joe Tsosie:
  • Necklace of Sterling Beads with Turquoise Pendants, Jewelry by Joe  Tsosie
  • Spectacular Two Stone Turquoise Ring, Jewelry by Joe  Tsosie
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Jewelry

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Keywords

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