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Vintage Native American Sterling silver Overlay Bracelet, William Douglas

$165.00

Vintage Native American sterling silver overlay bracelet, by William Douglas. 1 inch wide bracelet with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-5/8 inches plus a 7/8 inch adjustable gap. Item#7094

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This Native American sterling silver overlay bracelet was created by William Douglas. I think William is Navajo.

The bracelet measures 1 inch wide with an inside end-to-end measurement of 5-5/8 inches plus a 7/8 slightly adjustable gap. The bracelet weighs 43.8 grams and is very comfortable to wear.

Excellent vintage condition, needing a good polish. I can do that for you if you request it or I can leave the patina as is. ca 1980's.

About Silver Overlay Jewelry: Overlay is a process of soldering one piece of silver, from which a design has been cut, over another piece of silver. The top layer is a handmade, hand cut overlay created from a sheet of sterling that is then bonded to the base layer of sterling. The base layer background is usually oxidized, which turns the silver surface black, and is often scratched or stamped. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible. This technique remains characteristic of the Hopi Indians, although several well regarded Navajo silversmiths use it too. Tommy Singer, the Becenti brothers and Everett & Mary Teller are examples of Navajo artists who do overlay work with distinctive and recognizable styles.