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Shiebler "Homeric" aka "Etruscan" Sterling Silver & 14k Gold Cuff

Shiebler "Homeric" aka "Etruscan" Sterling Silver & 14k Gold Cuff
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Produced in an array of items including table ware, desk pieces, and jewelry, George Shiebler's exotic design that features heads of classical figures superimposed upon a hammered ground is identified with equal frequency as "Etruscan" or "Homeric."

In some instances, the head is gold, and that is the case with this 2 3/8" diameter, approximately .6 T. oz., cuff.

Indeed the marks identify this aspect of the piece, as they include Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, model number "790x," and "Sterling - &14K."

The gold appears to be a thin layer applied on the figures rather than a separate cast piece, and in fact shows some slight polishing wear on the high spots on this.

The band is 3/8" wide, has irregular edges, and incorporates three figures, two male and one female. The overall surface is hammered, which as noted above is typical of the line, and has notches and is impressed with idiosyncratic symbols.

This is an estate item and was paired with a larger cuff in length and weight, but with the same model number and five figures rather than three, raising the question of whether this smaller one has been shortened at some point, or simply was intended for a small wrist.

It is in very good condition. Apart from slight overall softening from polishing, it shows no wear or damage.

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