This is an excellent historic Navajo Native American Indian First Phase Silver bracelet dating to the 19th Century. The 1st Phase trade silver bracelet features a large size with wide cuff and hand stamped worked design. The end shows two punctured holes with a bit of Indian tanned hide. The bracelet shows a faint hand-written museum collection inventory number on the inside of the cuff. The bracelet shows a more basic design with thin trade silver and is believed to be of the first phase era. Early silver pieces such as these are exceedingly rare. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. The bracelet measures 3 3/8” across by 3” from wrist opening to top of bracelet by 1.25”W across the top. The inside of the bracelet including the opening shows a 9.25” circumference wrist size.
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