Esther Guardian usually works with her husband Sammy, but this cuff is one of her early works solely by her. Featuring a 1921 Morgan Silver dollar, Esther surrounds the coin with heavy sterling silver drops. On each side of the wide band she has placed her signature inlay of turquoise, coral, onyx, and mother of pearl depicting the traditional peyote bird.
This is a fantastic cuff for both the serious collector and anyone that appreciates Zuni art.
Esther Guardian (Zuni). Active since 1970s. Inlay style, some with flower, bird design and mammal elements. Esther Guardian shares the stamps with her husband Sammy Guardian. Signed with an engraver c. 1973-1976.
Marks: E. &S. GUARDIAN; SAMMY (N) ESTHER; Sammy + Esther Guardian Auni (etched script)