circa 1940's. 97 grams, 23".
Sterling 3-way splitshank bracelet with high-grade turquoise. Stone is 1" long. 27 grams. Circa 1940s.
Measurements: 1" x 7/8"
Unmarked, but tested as silver and guaranteed as such.
Unsigned, however this is the signature design of D. Smallcanyon - created in honor of her late son. The head of the frog is raised; the legs are bent to create the movements of jumping. Very three dimensional. Lovely hand hammered designs on each part of the brooch. Set with small genuine turquoise.
Excellent, unpolished condition.
Spectacular design and execution in this sterling and coral belt buckle by Santo Domingo silversmith Julian Lovato. He began working in 1938 and was a silversmith for Frank Patania Sr. in the Thunderbird Shop. He has been the winner of numerous awards for his fine creations. This belt buckle measures 3" by 2" and weighs 64 grams. It is in fine original condition and suitable to be worn by a man or woman. Signed as shown. Gorgeous in every way.
Gorgeous sterling and blood red coral cluster clip earring by deceased Zuni Master artist Alice Quam. The earrings measure 1 1/4" long and 1" wide, each having 15 saw tooth bezel set corals . They are in fine original condition and the clip backs hold securely. They are signed as shown. Alice Quam created pieces that are the gold standard for cluster work and petit point jewelry. Her workmanship, attention to detail and quality of materials is legendary...
Unusually fine Navajo Squashblossom necklace in sterling silver, with attractive, varied turquoise. Circa 1940's - early 1950's.
Approx 160 grams. 24" long. Blossom piece approx. 2.5" x 3". Ten turquoise ovals about 1" long each.
Unsigned silver cuff, 25grams, 5.25" length w/ 1.5" gap.
Ornate sterling silver Zuni Kachina figure bolo with coral and turquoise. 68 grams with strap. Signed "CPH" by noted Zuni artisans Charlie and Pauline Hannaweeke
Heavy gauge wide Navajo silver cuff, unsigned. 6.5" with 1.5" gap. cuff is 1.9" wide.
Attractive, ornate silver cuff bracelet with sujalite and turquoise, signed by famed modern Navajo silversmith Ivan Kee of the Arizona collective White Hogan, active from the 1930s to early 1980s. 50 grams, 5.25" diameter with 1" gap. Also bears "J.R. Silversmiths" hallmark.
Rectangular panels decorated with molded stylized images of musicians, enhanced with a textured, oxidated background. The back of one earring bears the mark of Atkinson Trading Co., Chandler, Arizona, the other earring, the words ‘Navajo’ and ‘sterling.’ Each measures 1 inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 9.5 g total
224 grams sterling silver with attractive inlay with turquoise, onyx and mother-of-pearl. 2" x 1.5"
Signed "JN." Circa 1950s.
Large Tuscon turquoise ring marked TW. Sterling. Intricate scroll work and one feather signifying hope.
Heavy gauge sterling silver cuff bracelet (7 1/2") with large turquoise, detailing and flanked by 2 feather signifying hope. Stamped JR and numbered 66611. Widest part of bracelet is 2 1/4".
Exceptional and rare this sterling silver & blue Nevada turquoise belt buckle was designed & signed circa 1950's by Native American Hopi designer Preston Monongye (1927-87). Buckle measures 3" X 2" & weighs 74 grams, 2.6 oz. The large Burnham turquoise nugget measures 1 1/2" X 1" and is in perfect condition. Monongye's 1950 hallmark is impressed on the reverse. Buckle swivel and hook work smoothly and securely. The tufa cast silver has a gorgeous vintage patina...
This ring by a Native American silversmith is the largest ring I have ever seen. The central stone is a beautifully mottled agate with a forest green ground and flecks of red. The stone measures 1 1/16" x 1 7/16. With the silver rope banding around it, the front of the ring measures 1 7/16" x 1 3/4". It is size 8 3/4 but can easily be sized up or down. This dramatic ring can be worn equally well by a man or woman.
Charming silver overlay earrings by Hopi silversmith Dalton Taylor who has been creating since 1950. These are for pierced ears and hang 1 1/8"long and 1/2" wide at the bottom. Fine condition and hallmarked with Taylor's star hallmark as well as the Hopi Silver Craft Guild Mark. Lovely on the ear.
Elegant shape and pattern on this silver overlay ring by Hopi silversmith Watson Honanie who has been active since 1967. The ring is a size 7 1/2 but could be sized. The face of the ring measures 1 3/8" long and 3/8" wide. Fine original condition and signed with Honanie's friendship hallmark and sterling. Excellent craftsmanship.