This heavy vintage turquoise cuff bracelet is not only an heirloom piece; it is a truly special bracelet by Zuni Pete Paquin. Paquin is a patriarch of a family of award-winning silversmiths. He was born in 1925, and he got the last name "Paquin" the day he registered in school in the early 1900s. Paquin and his three siblings lost their mom and an early age and were raised by their paternal grandmother and her husband, whose name was Paquin. Pete's original last name was Cooeyate, but he Pete was given the last name Paquin at day school, and in Zuni it means "High Priest." This bracelet was his creation, and it is one of the most striking that I've had the honor of selling. This is a type of cluster with the turquoise stones spread apart and standing out against the black oxidized background. The stones are all natural with some color variation yet for the most part they are deep blue-green, and all set in smooth handmade bezels. Although you can only clearly see it in some of the photos, the stones have the type of spiderweb matrix that is called "waterweb." If you look closely, you can see the webbing that appears to be within the turquoise, versus coming up to the surface. The silver foundation is cut into a sculptural star shape with "wings" on the sides, curved to sit atop a three wire shank. There are a total of 16 total stones, each a nice size, with the one in the middle larger and surrounded by twist wire. The bracelet foundation is dotted with silver raindrops between on pointed tips and all around the center cluster. The back has etched what looks like SSN of 55N. If the latter, it could be the year made. There is another mark etched but it is not decipherable.
The face of the bracelet is 2-1/4" tall by 2-3/4" wide at the widest point. The bracelet measures just under 5-1/2" around using a tape measure on the inside, with a 1-3/8" gap--which makes it about 6-7/8" around. Weighs 82g. In excellent condition with all stones well seated.
Gorgeous collectible piece!
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