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FRANK PATANIA SR. STERLING TURQUOISE BRACELET

FRANK PATANIA SR. STERLING TURQUOISE BRACELET


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Designer Signed: Pre 1970: Item # 1333089
ANDREA FATELL
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Wellesley
Massachusetts


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$3500

A big, bold, magnificent sterling and spider webbed turquoise bracelet by Frank Patania Sr. The 7 saw tooth bezel set turquoise pop as the center focus of the cuff. Measuring 5 1/2" end to end plus an additional 1 1/2" opening, it is 2" wide and weighs an impressive 110 grams. There are no chips or cracks to the stones. The bracelet is in fine original condition and signed as shown. Frank Patania Sr. came to Santa Fe, N.M. from Italy and opened The Thunderbird Shop in 1927. He created a style of handcrafted southwest American jewelry by blending the best of European technique and design with that of the Navajo silversmiths. This piece is an example of his very finest work.