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FRANK PATANIA SR. TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET
LOVELY FRANK PATANIA SR. TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET
 
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Artist: Frank Patania Sr.

Circa: 1950's/60's

Provenance: Private collection
Our Price: $2,300.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: BCPBR7
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This beautiful, non-Native 1950's/60's sterling silver and turquoise bracelet was crafted by Frank Patania Sr. (1889-1964). This eye catching bracelet has just an outstanding design with beautifully color changed turquoise stones. This bracelet has a nice wearable weight and looks amazing on the wrist. A wonderful example of the quality of Frank Patania Sr.'s work.

The bracelet measures 1 5/8" center. Inside measurement is 5 5/8" with a 1" opening. Slightly adjustable. Hallmarked with FP, sterling and the Thunderbird Shop mark.

Frank Patania Sr.'s was born in Messina, Italy in 1899, he followed the European tradition of apprenticeship in jewelry making. He was introduced to the work of the Native Americans in the 1920ís. He soon opened his first business called the Thunderbird Shop, located in Santa Fe, NM near the famous downtown plaza in 1927. Moving to Tucson for a second location in the 1930's, he ran both shops for the remainder of his life. Frank taught and employed Native American artist at both locations. Better known artists, such as Julian Lovato of the Santo Domingo pueblo in New Mexico and Arthur and Andy Rivera, along with many others.
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