Spectacular, 3" long handmade sterling screw back earrings by Navajo Allen Kee created during his time as a benchsmith at the White Hogan Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona from 1946 to 1962, working beside Kenneth Begay. They are in fine original condition and weigh 17 grams total. Signed with the White Hogan hallmark sterling on the reverse of one earrings and Handmade AK on the reverse of the other...
Probably Native American, these earrings feature simple, classic geometrical designs enhanced with oxidation. The earrings are not marked, but test for sterling silver; the screw backs are marked sterling. They date about 1950-1960, and the surface exhibits a warm patina. Each earring drops about 2 inches and each hoop measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter. Weight: 10.5 grams total
Navajo-made pendant with a large Lions claw capped with a wonderful full figure Lion done in lost wax . The claw removed by a Veterinarian at Lion Country Safari in Irvine Ca in the early 70s , it was taken from a live lion being declawed for other animals safety and the animal was fine after declawing ( my father was the Vet and had these made ). Size claw with silver cap 2.5" w 2" chain length 31"
Long, bold sterling and turquoise earrings by Navajo silversmith Johnny Mike Begay. These are screw backs that measure 2 3/4" long and are in fine original condition with no chips or cracks to the stones. Signed as shown. Begay worked at the White Hogan Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as privately and won numerous awards for his jewelry which can be found in many private and museum collections...
This is a very early and rare Orville Tsinne sterling and turquoise squash blossom necklace. Made early 1970Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s this 24 inch long necklace and boasts THREE strands of old silver beads, with triple length squash blossom drops, and a triple Najacenter pendant. Signed properly TSINNIE, Shiprock NM, with Orville's mountain logos...
A well made, modernist sterling silver ring with inlaid coral and onyx. Etched inside with what looks like some initials and Trujillo. Measures about a 10 1/2. Front measures 1" by 5/8". Has some minor scuffs and some tarnish. Clean lines, well constructed. Probably Native American, but unsure of the artisan.
5.5" from end to end with 1.25" gap.
face is 3.75" x 2.25"
Charming handmade Navajo sterling bead earrings. They hang 1 7/8" long and are screw backs that could easily be converted for pierced ears if so desired. The top two beads are plain and the bottom, largest bead, has stamping. Signed Sterling on the reverse of the screw back, they are in fine original condition and weigh 12 grams total. Great looking on, very wearable.
Split-shank ring in sterling silver, set with a coral oval. Unusual to find this design set in coral.
Probably Navajo silver and turquoise ring, split shank with twisted wire border.
face is 1.25" by .5" Sterling silver with serrated bezels.
Bracelet with stamped carinated bands interspersed with twisted wire bands. 5.5" from end to end with 1.75" gap.
Striking Navajo necklace, 27", with 15 high grade turquoise.
Lovely sterling clip earrings by Navajo silversmith Johnny Mike Begay. Begay worked at the White Hogan Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as privately and won numerous awards for his jewelry which can be found in many private and museum collections. His work was featured in the 2002 exhibit “Jewels of the Southwest” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These measure 2 1/8" long, weigh 13 grams and are in fine original condition. Signed as shown...
Large silver bracelet. 5.25" from end to end with 1.25" gap.
Large Navajo or Zuni bracelet with coral and turquoise, serrated bezels; with stamped, twisted wire bands.
5.5" from end to end with 1.25" gap.
Navajo ring with quadruple shank band and high-grade triangular turquoise.
Size 9, approx. .75" by 1"