Important Rare Navajo Mark Chee Sterling & Rare Gem Blue Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Navajo artist, Mark Chee is among the earliest southwest silversmiths. Mark Chee is known for traditional stamp work and high quality stone settings in unusually heavy silver. He was born in Lukachukai, Arizona around 1900 and was sent to government school at Fort Defiance (a United States government practice during that time) from the age of 10 to the 11thgrade. He is the elder brother of Joe Chee. He was active during the 1930s through 60s.
He specialized in heavy silver in old style designs. He then bought a few tools and used them all his life. He quickly became an accomplished silversmith and was hired as a bench smith at Frank Patanias Thunderbird Shop and later at Al Packards shop on the Santa Fe Plaza.
There are several versions of this mark but rather than being a separate stamp they may be due to the angle of his strike. You Are looking at a Rare highly collectible old Native American Navajo handmade sterling silver & turquoise cuff bracelet. It is handmade and signed by the legendary Mark Chee. A Native American jewelry collection will never be complete without at least one Mark Chee jewelry piece. So my asking price on this Mark Chee bracelet is well worth my asking price.
Make a fair offer and its yours!! The bracelets inside measurement from tip to tip is almost 5 3/4", the opening gap measurement between the tips is roughly 1 1/2 " and it weighs a solid 47.7 Grams.
This is a Rare find! The item "Important Rare Navajo MARK CHEE Sterling & Rare Gem Blue Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".
The seller is "my2shadows45" and is located in Dearborn, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: BRACELET
- Brand: Unbranded
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Featured Refinements: Navajo Sterling Silver Jewelry
- Metal Purity: .925 STERLING
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
- Artisan: Mark Chee