Sterling Silver and 1/20 12K Gold. Graceful with Masterful Silver Work. Very Good to Excellent condition. 5.9" + 1.2" Gap = 7.1 Total on the inside. 2.5 maximum across the inside.Floyd Becenti Navajo Sterling Silver and Gold "StoryTeller" Bracelet. This wonderful Sterling Silver and Gold overlay Bracelet was made by Navajo smith Floyd Becenti.
Floyd was born in 1960 and lived near Gallup and became active making jewelry in the 1980's. He passed away in 2016.He is a contemporary and relative of lots of talented Native jewelers. I he had Gary, David, Leroy, and Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves as relatives. The theme chosen is primarily agricultural with mesas, sheep, goats, clouds, etc. With a man in the field. I have a number of the Becenti brother's Story Teller Buckles in my personal collection.
I believe that each creation is unique and one-of-a-kind... Please, notice the Hallmark stamping.
For years Floyd and his brother Lloyd shared a Hallmark stamp. After a dispute and the possible loss or the Hallmark itself, everything changed. There are no defects like cracks, scratches, etc. The Bracelet is in Very Good to condition. If it is your size, I believe you will be pleased!
Recomended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page 69. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY IIl: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - Page 44-45.
"ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman. The item "Signed FLOYD BECENTI Navajo BRACELET Story Teller Sterling Silver with12K GOLD" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.