Fox Mine Turquoise Cuff Circa 1945

Fred Weekoty

Fox Mine Turquoise Cuff Circa 1945, Jewelry by Fred Weekoty
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Savvy Price $975.00
Gallery Price $1,200.00
Title
Fox Mine Turquoise Cuff Circa 1945
Artist
Fred Weekoty
Medium
Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces
.90 troy ounces
Size
Overall interior length is 4 7/8" end to end with a 1" opening. (This can be extended another 1/8" to 1/4"). Center of cuff is 7/8" width tapering to 9/32" at each terminal.
Signed
"FW Z" stamped on interior, see last photo
Date of creation
Circa 1945
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Fox mine turquoise from Nevada
Provenance
KE
Gram weight
28.1 grams
About The Fox Mine Turquoise Cuff Circa 1945

Sterling silver sheet and wire, used to fabricate this bracelet, were mill rolled and plate drawn by hand.

The rope twist wire shank is solder secured and footed at each terminal.

The center front of the shank has been opened to provide a broader foundation for the single sea foam green turquoise stone and its smooth bezel, rope twist frame setting.

The 13/16" X 1/2" turquoise cabochon is flanked by two smelted silver raindrops on each side and a stampe-decorated marquise-shaped ornament that follows the tapering of the shank to each side.

About Fred Weekoty
Fred Weekoty specializes in beads, producing jewelry before 1970. His hallmark consists of stamped initials independently or just above his tribe, ZUNI. Currently Weekoty carves stone fetishes with more frequency than he makes jewelry.
Cultures

American Indian, Zuni

Medium

Jewelry

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