Single Bear Silver Cuff

Lawrence Saufkie

Single Bear Silver Cuff, Jewelry by Lawrence Saufkie
Item Purchased
Savvy Price $685.00
Gallery Price $725.00
Title
Single Bear Silver Cuff
Artist
Lawrence Saufkie
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
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.

About Lawrence Saufkie

(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.

Cultures

American Indian, Hopi

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Animals

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