Running Horse Cuff in Gold and Silver

Paul Szabo, Sr.

Running Horse Cuff in Gold and Silver, Jewelry by Paul Szabo, Sr.
  • Szabo cuff
Savvy Price $675.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
Running Horse Cuff in Gold and Silver
Artist
Paul Szabo, Sr.
Medium
Sterling silver and 14K yellow gold
Troy ounces
.95 troy ounces
Size
5 1/2" end to end with a 5/8" opening. Opening can be opened to fit up to a 6 1/2" wrist. Bracelet measures 1/2" in width, end to end with no taper.
Signed
"P. Szabo 8/05" in etched script on bracelet interior
Date of creation
2005
Condition
Excellent
Description
Sterling silver was smelted and poured into a hand-carved piece of tufa stone, determining the shape, size and texture of the entire bracelet. Five horse silhouettes were cut from a heavy gauge sheet of mill rolled 14K yellow gold. They were then soldered to the front half of the cuff in a "running herd pattern" and given a smooth, high polish.
Provenance
KW
Gram weight
29.6 grams
About The Running Horse Cuff in Gold and Silver

Though Mr. Szabo's equine forms have been aesthetically reduced to silhouettes, their animated shapes are embued with life and character.  We see these five horses running and, as the bracelet is turned, light plays across the mirror finish of their golden bodies, adding to the feeling of movement.  Then we see the last and smallest creature, running with his head turned to look behind him.  Is it to question the degree or the imminence of the danger causing the group to flee?

About Paul Szabo, Sr.
(Born 1947, Lakota Sioux) Known for making gold and silver jewelry as well as his photography, Paul Szabo is generous referenced in Gregory Schaaf's publication American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies.
Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Horses

Keywords

Paul Szabo, Szabo cuff