December 11, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/11/2021

Offered is stunning, if not startling, sterling silver "sundial" bracelet owned by Elvis Presley. The ornate silver work was accomplished by noted jewelry designer Alfredo Villasana, and it employs Aztec imagery in a most dramatic statement that Elvis must have appreciated deeply. The bracelet was eventually gifted to Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, to whom he gave a great many things during the many years she worked in the offices at Graceland. The bracelet is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the bracelet among other items he purchased from Patsy. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1988. I purchased this item, and many others, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. The item was originally from a jewelry box from Elvis’ bedroom dresser. I purchased the jewelry box and all its contents from Patsy in 1988. While it didn’t contain any of Elvis’ ornate jewelry with diamonds and gold, etc., it did contain many rings, watches, money clips, cuff links, bracelets, pins and other items of this sort that were often gifted to Elvis by family, friends and even fans. Included below is a copy of the money order with which I purchased the items from Patsy Gambill (her married name at the time) as well as a color copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated October 25, 1988, describing the jewelry box and what it meant to Elvis.

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The bracelet weighs 52.21 grams, and inside are stamped “MEXICO / TAXCO / 925 / VILLASANA”. The “925” indicates Sterling silver. The bracelet measures nearly 7 ½ inches, end to end, and the large, ornate face measures 2 ¼ x 1 ¼ inches. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Ornate “Sundial” Sterling Silver Bracelet by Noted Jewelry Designer Alfredo Villasana Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,175
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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