This classic Dean Kirk designed bracelet offers the best of this new style of jewelry that began in the early 50s. The bracelet has a overlay designed Thunderbird with inlaid turquoise wings. It measures 1" wide, with an inside measurement of 5 7/16

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HISTORIC DEAN KIRK ROADRUNNER DESIGNED BRACELET
HISTORIC DEAN KIRK ROADRUNNER DESIGNED BRACELET
 
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Artist: Unknown
Circa: 1950's-60s

Provenance: Private AZ Collection
Our Price: $800.00


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Product Code: JDOBR3
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Dean Kirk owned and operated the trading post at Manuelito, NM. He also owned and operated the Lone Mountain turquoise mine in Nevada, where each summer he and several Navajos would mine the turquoise, weather permitting. Dean wanted to bring a new style of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni jewelry to the public and hired Navajo bench smiths to create his vision. He taught them how to cut stones, both cabs and inlay. He combined Navajo, Hopi overlay and Zuni inlay all together in many of his pieces. He then distributed this work to the many trading post in both Arizona and New Mexico. If youll look, I bet you have a piece of their jewelry in your collection.

This classic Dean Kirk designed bracelet offers the best of this new style of jewelry that began in the early 50s. The bracelet has an overlay designed Roadrunner with added designs on the sides. It measures 1 1/8" wide, with an inside measurement of 5 3/8 with a 1 1/9" opening. Not Hallmarked which was common with Kirks jewelry. A bit of history here!



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