Simple felt belt, 45" long, with ten attractive stamped conchos. Circa 1950s.
Ornate Navajo bracelet with blue gem turquoise.
77 grams. 5.5" from end to end with 1.1" gap.
A sterling silver and turquoise brooch by Frank Patania, Sr. Measures 1 1/4" across. Signed with the Thunderbird hallmark of Frank Patania's Thunderbird Shop and Sterling. Many of Frank Patania's earlier pieces did not have the conjoined FP hallmark. Rollover safety closure. In nice condition, has a little tarnish and a small crack in the turquoise. Nice piece from an important silversmith.
Size 13 ring with applied leaves. Signed "K"
A wide Native American buckle marked NB Sterling. There is some light surface wear, some spotty patina and a scratch on the upper left corner. The piece weighs 46 grams and measures 2" x 3".
Large ornate sterling cuff with 90 turquoise. Marked "GAB" Central oval is 2.9" x 2.5"
5.5" from end to end, with 1.1" gap.
A striking 9 strand sterling bracelet with chiseled design terminals by Navajo silversmith Johnny Mike Begay who worked at the White Hogan Shop in Scottsdale, AZ. and also worked on his own. It measures 5 1/4" around in the inside with an additional 1 1/2" opening and is 2 3/8" wide. Weighing 53 grams, it is in fine original condition and signed JMB as shown. A very bold statement on the wrist.
3 tined flattened wire band decorated with twisted wire.
5.5" end to end + 1.25" gap
Ornate Turquoise flowerettes on six twisted wire bands.
5.25" form tip to tip + 1.5" gap
Attractive cuff with applied stamped motifs on 4 carinated bands and large, highly polished red petrified wood. Stone 1.5" x 1".
Cuff is 6" with 1" gap.
Sterling Navajo watch-holder set with turquoise and coral and applied motifs. Signed "M. Thomas". 1940's-50s.
1.75" x 1.25" Circa 1930's-1940s.
Spectacular design and execution in this sterling and turquoise ring by Santo Domingo silversmith Julian Lovato. He began working in 1938 and was a silversmith for Frank Patania Sr. in the Thunderbird Shop. This ring was made during his time working there. The ring is a size 9 and in fine original condition. It is monumental in stature measuring 2 1/4" long , 1 1/4" wide and weighing 42 grams. The stone measures 1 1/2" long and is free of chips or cracks. Signed as shown...
Attractive sterling ring with 2 turquoise, signed by noted Navajo artisan Marie Morgan, who has been active since the 1940s. 1.75" x 1.0"
Slightly over 1" long. 7.5 grams. Signed on obverse with "E R"
Very attractive bracelet for a slender wrist, 5" end to end, with 1" gap. Signed.
Handmade Blue Gem (?) turquoise squash blossom. 26"
Would make a fantastic buckle!
circa 1940's. 66 grams.