Huge brooch by Presley Curley, coral, turquoise
A stunning brooch! By Navajo artist Presley Curley, this is a very large and impressive coral and turquoise pin. Although Presley is a Navajo silversmith, he also mastered the Zuni cluster style. Well made, the brooch has hand cut and filed bezels holding 20 red coral and 29 turquoise cabochons around the edge and nine turquoise stones in the center. The center stone has the color of Bisbee but has pyrite so it is probably Kingman or Morenci. Signed on the reverse, PC. Well made, substantial, very satisfying piece.