Cuff, Cluster, Turquoise, Hallmark, Vintage, 2760
TALK ABOUT SOME TURQUOISE!
This striking vintage cluster cuff is believed to be the work of husband and wife artisan duo, Odelle and Alex Seowtewa. Created in a classic open-work radial cluster design, this statement-sized cuff displays their impressively intricate craftsmanship with the use of more than 100 small petit point and snake eye turquoise stones in finely serrated bezels accented by twist wire details, sterling silver drops, and openwork silver circles. The central cluster is accompanied by two additional rows of turquoise radiating outward on either side affixed to a sterling silver three-bar band that tapers to the back. It’s classic, timeless, and the kind of cuff that will be cherished for generations.
Alex Seoutewa (Zuni). Cluster work; petit point. Co-stamps with his wife Odelle Seoutewa.
Mark: A/O Seoutewa
Odelle Seoutewa (Zuni). Active since 1950s. Cluster work. Mother of Octavius Seowtea.
Mark: A/O Seoutew Zuni, NM (script, using the initials of Odelle and her husband Alex Seoutewa)
- artist: Alex and Odelle Panteah Seoutewa
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise
- dimensions: 5" inside, 1 1/2" gap, 2 1/4" across face
- weight: 44 grams
- condition: nice vintage condition
- stones are secure in their settings
- no stone chips or hairline fractures
- silver has a nice patina
- light wear from use
- style number: JB2760