Gra- Wun 1960's Modernist Ray Graves Sterling Silver Agate Cufflinks | Rs Bx
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Gra- Wun 1960's Modernist Ray Graves Sterling Silver Agate Cufflinks | Rs Bx:
Up for sale is a vintage 1960's set of sterling silver and agate "Whiskey Bottle" cufflinks handmade by modernist Ray Graves.
According to Christie Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ray Graves opened his shop in Scottsdale Arizona in 1959. The name he stamped on his jewelry was Gra-Wun representing a combination of his last name and that of early business partner, Berta Wunderlich.
A contemporary of the renowned H. Fred Skaggs, Graves was most active in the 1960's and 1970's at Lord Kiva Shops in downtown Scottsdale. Graves incorporated a wide range of materials in his work and considering himself a jeweler & craftsman. Stylistically he was unlimited. His creations are found in many shapes and sizes, figural and abstract. He was versatile, working in a variety of media drawing inspiration from both Native American and Modernist themes.
During his illustrious career he won numerous awards. His work was known throughout the United States & Europe, and retailed in the finest departments stores and high-end boutiques. He had many celebrity clients including Sonny and Cher. Graves closed his shop in 2001.
The cufflinks measure approximately 1-5/16" tall by 11/16" wide, one is slightly bigger than the other. Setweighs 17.2g.
Signed "STERLING HANDMADE" and with the maker's hallmark.
In excellent condition with some patina.The cufflinks pictured are the ones you will receive! Thanks for looking and good luck offerding!
Arizona residents pay an additional 8.95% sales tax
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