Lot 111

Alvin Yellowhorse (Navajo / Dine, b.1968) Bracelet

Estimate: $12,000 - $17,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
This is an iconic, high-end, collector grade Cripple Creek Turquoise inlaid sterling silver bracelet by true master silversmith of the Navajo / Dine, Alvin Yellowhorse. The bracelet exhibits a phenomenal stained glass pattern micro inlay of fine high grade Cripple Creek Turquoise on heavy sterling silver being correctly hallmark / signed by Alvin Yellowhorse. Alvin Yellowhorse is a master stonecutter and silversmith, born in 1968 Alvin learned the art of silverwork from his father Frank Yellowhorse. Alvin is credited for originating a style of inlay called “Corn Row Wave Inlay” and since has become a master of cutting small stones such as this example. Aside from being featured in several high-end galleries, Alvin was recognized by the Smithsonian Magazine in their August 1999 issue, along with Art Book Arizona Magazine doing a profile on his life. Each year Alvin enters his jewelry into the Santa Fe Indian Market competition & has won several Blue Ribbons. His work can also be found at the annual Heard Museum competition in Phoenix, AZ. Alvin also receives inspiration from the ancient petroglyphs found along the canyon walls near his workshop. This piece is truly an outstanding example and the finest piece of jewelry in this sale, a show stopper. The piece bears a tag marked, “Alvin Yellowhorse Cripple Creek Turquoise Inlay Sterling 925” and a price of “$17,400”. The bracelet measures3”W by 2.25”H by 1.25”D (box measurements) with a wrist size inside circumference of 7”. Total weight of 102.8 grams.