Frank Patania Sr. (1898-1964) and Thunderbird Shop - Burnham Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Floral Design c. 1940-50s, size 6.25 (J91699-0322-004)

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108.6g, 2.25" bandwidth, size 6.25 to include a gap 0.75". Hallmarked with the rocker engraved "FP" hallmark, which was used very early in Frank Patania Senior's career. The turquoise was purchased from Lawrence Godber by Frank Senior. This is a classic design from the late 1940s to the early 1950s, which uses the same motif as the cuff in the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian) museum. Frank Senior's love of the flower motif comes from his love of gardening and his Mediterranean blood. His use of flowers in his silverwork is the earliest use of natural motifs in southwestern jewelry.
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