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Ingot Silver Cuff with Whirling Log Motif

Artist Unknown

About The Ingot Silver Cuff with Whirling Log Motif

Ingot silver, hammer stretched, then mill rolled into sheet was cut to size and shape by either a Navajo or a Hopi craftsperson in the 1920's.

A whirling log pattern was also created from the same piece that had been prepared.  The cuff was carefully and densely decorated using hand cut stamps and a chisel for line work.  The four round repousse drops are repeated just once in the whirling log's center.  This ornament has a different, but complimentary array of stamped designs which were executed prior to being soldered ot its central position on the band.The bracelet is comfortably curved on each side of center, so that however, it rests easily on the hand.

 

Savvy Price $475.00

Gallery Price $575.00

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Description

Ingot silver, hammer stretched, then mill rolled into sheet was cut to size and shape by either a Navajo or a Hopi craftsperson in the 1920's.

A whirling log pattern was also created from the same piece that had been prepared.  The cuff was carefully and densely decorated using hand cut stamps and a chisel for line work.  The four round repousse drops are repeated just once in the whirling log's center.  This ornament has a different, but complimentary array of stamped designs which were executed prior to being soldered ot its central position on the band.The bracelet is comfortably curved on each side of center, so that however, it rests easily on the hand.

 

About the Artist

"Unknown artist" is appropriate when a work of art is unsigned and a supported opinion about who made it is not available (on Savvy Collector).. "Attributed to" precedes the name of an artist when information suggests that it likely was made by that artist (on Savvy Collector).

Medium Ingot sterling silver
Troy ounces 1.24 troy ounces
Size 1 1/4" wide at center, flaring to 1 1/8" at sides to terminals. Overall size is 4 7/8" end to end with 1 1/4" opening. Can be made to fit a smaller wrist
Date of creation 1920's
Condition Excellent
Description Found in Eastern civilizations as well as here, in the Southwestern United States, this guarded cruciform, emblematic of the four directions, is actually a symbol of protection. It is a walled square "fortress" with an entry on each of four sides.
Design The whirling log symbol is thousands of years old.
Provenance CNC
Gram weight 38.7 grams
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