Vintage Native American Turquoise Bracelet Ingot Silver Historic circa 1920

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This may be your ONLY CHANCE TO OWN a Native American handmade turquoise and ingot silver bracelet from the turn of the 20th Century. A Navajo Dine' or Pueblo artist handmade this cuff around the turn of the 20th Century. The hand hammered ingot silver shank is decorated with TWENTY-TWO individual strikes of the hammer. I have looked at thousands of bracelets on the hunt for this type of stamp work and have only found a few times. It indicates that a bracelet was made around 1900!! Making this a historic bracelet indeed!!! The shank follows the outline the stunning stone set and tapers to the terminals. They hand cut, shaped, and polished THIRTY-NINE individual natural turquoise stones primitively setting them in hand cut bezels. They form a "proto-" flower head cluster design. That is this bracelet is the earliest example of this design I have ever held in my hands. FORTY WELL WORN silver drops decorate the edge of this fantastic cuff. The name "LouISE BeGAY" is very crudely scratched into the back of the bracelet. This name does not appear in any of the hallmark reference sources and was scratched on by an owner. Do not miss out on your chance to own this bracelet.