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Modernist Spider Cuff with Blue Morenci Turquoise

Carl Luthy

About The Modernist Spider Cuff with Blue Morenci Turquoise

Made by Ramone Platero and Louise Platero (Navajo) jewelers working with Carl W. Luthy (hence the Luthy shop stamp).

Fabrication of the various gauges of ingot sheet and round wire was accomplished using hard and medium silver solders.  Initial appearance presents as a cleverly engineered abstraction.  When applied to a wrist, the quadruple curved shanks with their independent, hammer flattened terminals, clasp the wrist bones and arm with an uncommon ease of fit and perfection of balance.  These gracefully arched shank round wires, joined at the apex to each other, are then soldered to a heavy silver bar--providing juncture to both halves and platform for an intricately crafted, backed bezel.

 

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Made by Ramone Platero and Louise Platero (Navajo) jewelers working with Carl W. Luthy (hence the Luthy shop stamp).

Fabrication of the various gauges of ingot sheet and round wire was accomplished using hard and medium silver solders.  Initial appearance presents as a cleverly engineered abstraction.  When applied to a wrist, the quadruple curved shanks with their independent, hammer flattened terminals, clasp the wrist bones and arm with an uncommon ease of fit and perfection of balance.  These gracefully arched shank round wires, joined at the apex to each other, are then soldered to a heavy silver bar--providing juncture to both halves and platform for an intricately crafted, backed bezel.

 

About the Artist The hallmark featuring a stick figure of a man with his organ fully extended references both a shop and an individual American Indian jeweler.
Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 3.27 troy ounces
Size 5 1/4" end to end inside with 1" opening. Maximum width 2" with a center 1 1/2" height X 1 3/8" width. Stone is high domed measuring 1 1/4" height X 1 3/16" width.
Date of creation Late 1950's to early 1960's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural blue Morenci turquoise
Provenance KG-1
Gram weight 101.7 grams