Frank Patania Sr. (1898-1964) and Thunderbird Shop - 14K Gold Overlay and Sterling Silver Necklace with Pendant/Pin, Clip-on Earrings, and Pair of Cuff Bracelets with Floral Design c. 1948 (J91699-0322-001)

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Price upon request. Necklace: 845g, 15" length, 2.25" x 2" center pendant/pin Earrings: 13.9g, 1.375" diameter, each. Bracelet (left): 173.7g, 2.5" bandwidth, size 6.25 to include a gap of 0.875". Bracelet (right): 171.5g, 2.625" bandwidth, size 6.25 to include a gap of 0.875". Patania Collection with the cartouche hallmark, sterling, and Thunderbird Shop symbol. "This is the only goldwork that we have of my grandfather's work. It is a classic Frank Patania design and craftsmanship except for the gold. The gold puts this set in a category all in its own for opulence and elegance. This gold work is unique. The gold creates a softer look and one of the benefits of overlaying on silver is that the silver can be patinaed, whereas gold cannot with the usual methods Frank Sr. used. Technically, overlaying gold on silver is a very difficult thing to do. This set was a real challenge to his abilities, as well as being a masterwork of design and detail. This set was featured in the 1999 Tucson Museum of Art Stonewall Show catalog." - Sam Patania.
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