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Single Bear Silver Cuff

Lawrence Saufkie

About The Single Bear Silver Cuff

Distinctive with respect to Larence Saufkie's overlay is the painstaking texturing added to recessed areas.  Geometric scrolling flanks each side of the cuff's bear motif.

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Description

Distinctive with respect to Larence Saufkie's overlay is the painstaking texturing added to recessed areas.  Geometric scrolling flanks each side of the cuff's bear motif.

About the Artist

(Born circa 1935-2011) Lawrence Saufkie was taught to make jewelry by his father, Paul Saufkie. Lawrence in turn has taught many other Hopi artisans.

Saufkie's numerous awards date from 1962. He was designated an Arizona Living Treasure in 2002.

Collections including his work: Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass as well as the Heard Museum and the Museum of Northern Arizona. His work has been reproduced in every definitive book focused on Hopi jewelers.

Lawrence Saufkie's hallmark has been the bear, adding the name "Saufkie" in Gothic print in later years.

Medium Sterling silver
Troy ounces 2.42 troy ounces
Size Bracelet width 1 3/16". Interior measurement is 5 7/8" with gap measuring 1 1/2"
Signed Bear hallmark is impressed on cuff's interior above which is written "Saufkie"
Date of creation Circa 1985
Condition Excellent
Provenance VP
Gram weight 75.2 grams