Southwestern Native American Indian green-blue turquoise Sterling silver row cuff bracelet, stamped STERLING, and hallmarked H. MORGAN by the late renown Navajo artist HARRY MORGAN. This outstanding bracelet showcases 5 striking high-grade cabochons, nicely polished, set in smooth bezels wrapped in tight twisted wires, and adorned with sunrise stamped raindrops between the stones, and a bird track pattern applique and hogan button on the each side of the row. The stones sit on a round and very heavy-gauge shank with 3 tines that merge together at the terminals. This piece weighs about 81 grams, it’s approximately 1 1/8″ wide, and measures 5 7/8″ around the inside, end to end, measured from the center of the cuff. Add 1 1/8 for the gap. The largest center stone is 1″ tall and just shy of 1″ wide, from bezel to bezel. Museum-quality silver work, completely handmade by a very sought-after artist. A must-have for any serious collector of Native American jewelry. Note: The second to last stone on the last photo has a bifurcated crack over the busy matrix; it’s difficult to see and unnoticeable when worn. There are 2 very tiny chips along the crack that can only be seeing with magnification. The stone remains very secure in its bezel. Please read the bio below. Thank you for supporting authentic Native American art. Harry Morgan was a renowned fifth-generation Navajo silversmith from New Mexico who have received many accolades for his work. He began learning about jewelry making at a very young age, and became a silversmith at the age the age of 12. He became a professional gold and silversmith in 1965 and went to work with his uncles, Charlie Bitsui and Ike Wilson, after graduating from high school. Both of his uncles were well-known silversmiths, and had their pieces in the C. Wallace collection, one of the greatest collections of Native American jewelry. Harry learned many styles of silversmithing, and has credited his interest in the art to his mother, and her Old Pawn style of jewelry making, which he further developed to make it his own. He was partial to high-quality stones, rolled his own silver and gave it a satin/antique finish, and used old stamps inherited from his parents and uncles as well as his own- these became his signatures. His pieces often look like antique jewelry, because of his simplicity, technique, and antique finish. He often said that’s the way old style jewelry should look , when silver is all shined up it hides all of the intricate detail in the stamp work and the bezels. He believed that the boldness of the silver is what’s beautiful, and was against over-decorating it. Harry lived in New Mexico his whole life, and was recognized as a master in his craft. In 2007, the Heard Museum North had an exhibit to honor his work. Harry Morgan passed away a year later, in the spring of 2008. The item “RARE Native American Green-Blue Turquoise Sterling Silver Bracelet H MORGAN” is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “goesaround2014″ and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: Harry Morgan
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Origin: American Southwestern
- Tribal Affiliation: Most likely Navajo