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Juan Didios Zuni bracelet C. G. Wallace sale Important

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5062 So. 108 St. #192
Omaha, NE 68137 USA

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Juan Didios Zuni bracelet C. G. Wallace sale Important
This is one of those pieces that is a must have for the serious collector. Please see the documentation in the images for the attribution by Martha Hopkins Struever to Juan Dedios. In addition there is the trade number AZ3AP scratched onto the back -- this is the number that C. G. Wallace used, and this bracelet is very likely lot 120 from the November 4, 1975 Sotheby's sale of the C. G. Wallace collection. The description notes turquoise stones and two carved " animal paws", and is a match for this piece. Juan Dedios was born in 1882 and began working before the first world war. He was one of 5 smiths working at Zuni in 1918, and was noted in Adair's 1944 book. He stopped working after 1944. He taught many students, but perhaps the most famous was Dan Simplicio. This bracelet was made circa 1932 and has an interior circumference of 5 3/8" PLUS a 1 1/2" gap, it will fit a 7" wrist and might be adjusted VERY CAREFULLY. There are a couple of hairlines in two of the stones, but all stones are tight and stable. Don't miss this chance!!!

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