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Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry

Sat, May 20, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 198

3 Sterling & Turquoise Cuffs by Victor Moses Begay

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Three pieces of jewelry stamped "VMB" hallmark for Navajo artist Victor Moses Begay, active throughout the mid to late 20th century. Multiple stones cut into geometric shapes inlaid in silver cuffs. One of the larger bands features cactus flower etchings on either side of the setting. Cuff inner diameters measure between 2 1/4" and 2 3/8" approximately. Pieces weigh a combined gross 4.340 ozt (134.9 g) . XRF tested to confirm silver content. Silver on pieces exhibit patina consistent with age of items and some instances of rust. Keywords: Native American, Amerindian, American Indian, Navajo, Zuni, gemstones, gems, cuff, bracelet, bracelets, fashion, Old Pawn, southwest, south west

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