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Maker: Frank Patania, Sr., American, born Italy, 1899–1964

Bracelet

ca. 1955

Sterling silver, coral

2 5/16 × 2 3/8 in. (5.874 × 6.033 cm)
Gift of Natalie H. and George T. Lee, Jr., B.A. 1957
2002.81.1
Geography: 
Made in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Marion Natalie Lege Henderson (1908–1966), Dallas, Texas (acquired c. 1955); by descent to her daughter Mrs. George T. Lee (nee Natalie Henderson), Dallas, Texas; gift 2002 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 139, ill.

Caroline Hannah, “ ‘Thunderbird Style’: A Gift of Two Generations of Southwestern Silversmiths,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 108, fig. 1.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 15, checklist, no. 66.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.