Joe Chee is lesser known than his brother Marc, but he was just as prolific and worked with Mark Chee for several years. His work is undervalued IMHO.
This ring is a size 7 1/2 and the face is about 5/8" by about 3/4". It is signed Joe Chee and is in excellent condition.
About 1 inch in diameter, signed A. Q., very nicely made and appear to be from the 1950's, very collectible item. Excellent condition. Hand cast and hand assembled.
Alice Quam was the daughter of Warren and Doris Ondelacy and her work is highly sought after.
Finely made and stamped pin that is very similar to a pin published in the book " The Native American Curio Trade " by J. Batkin that was made in the Seligman's shop after 1946. It is about 2 1/2" by about 1 1/2", and in excellent vintage condition.
DESCRIPTION: A large, flamboyant, triple-band silver cuff bracelet set with four beautiful light blue turquoise cabochons between large flowing feathers and a silver bow. An unusual and especially fluid design, there is no maker's mark as is typical in old pawn pieces. Dating from the first half of the 20th C., this bracelet is in very good condition with no breaks or cracks to stones...
Gorgeous big statement vintage 1970s or earlier Santo Domingo Native American necklace with large graduated turquoise nuggets spaced with small shell
heishe beads, and with heishe beads at the ends, and with small silver wire hook clasp. It weighs 191 grams. 25 inches wearable length and the largest bead is
1 3/8 inches wide. Excellent condition with some discoloration of the turquoise stabilizing material on a few beads toward the ends, not noticeable at a short
Probably Navajo, Kingman turquoise. 26"
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful ten-strand, squaw wrap heishi shell necklace made by an artesian of the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. The necklace features alternating white and beige shell beads with two rows of turquoise and coral accents, each color separated with black hematite beads. The necklace is finished in a traditional "squaw wrap" which is a term referring to the wrapping of cord around the group of individual strand lengths...
Impressive jadeite and silver bracelet, comprised of six links made of finely worked silver and a mounted jadeite carving. The width is approximately 1-9/16 inches and the length is approximately 7-1/4 inches (including the clasp). The back has the following impressed marks: "Silver," "China," and "800." In good condition with no damage noted.
This one is a real find!! A signed bracelet by one of the most collectable Native American jewelry artists.
The bracelet is marked with Mr. Chee's bird mark, and is about 5 3/4 inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/16" gap and is about 1" wide. The high grade turquoise stones are all in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The bracelet shows signs of having been adjusted and is in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950's.
This is a rare item, I have only seen a few buckles made and signed by Kenneth Begay.
This buckle is about 2 7/8" long by about 1 3/8" wide and is decorated in deep repossee with a cotton bole ( the flower of the cotton plant that then goes to seed and turns into cotton ). Mr. Begay used this design on other items as well. The buckle is hallmarked with the initials KB in a reserve, the White Hogan mark and sterling. Circa 1950's.
This is not your typical 1920's Fred Harvey piece. It is completely hand made and fabricated ( all the silver was cast by hand and formed into shape ) It looks like even the pin back was made by hand! This piece was made by one of the greats, Mark Chee, Fred Peshlakai, Morris Robinson, all made similar pieces.
About 2 7/8" long by 13/16" wide. The Gem grade turquoise is Nevada mine, and most likely from Red Mountain, Indian Mountain, Pilot Mountain or similar...
1960-1970'S Zuni Shalako Kachina Pawn Bolo Tie signed ARP. Augustine & Rosalie Pinto are the artists who created this beautiful rare raised inlay bolo tie, on an oval background.
Purchased from a private collection the stones are Turquoise onyx coral various shell with silver attachments and turquoise accents. Measures 4 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W. With silver additions Bolo measures 6 1/4"H. End to end Bolo black bolo strap measures 18 1/2"L. Bolo weighs 111.8 grams...
Unknown origin. 52 grams.
Tortoise, coral and turquoise inlay with mother-of-pearl. Circa 1950s. Inscribed "A.O."
Large banded agate beads with carnelian and Akan gold-plate ornaments. 23.5" long.
Heavy fine silver bracelet. Origin Indian Raj period or central Asian. Weighs 1/2 lb...band is braided strands of silver almost 2 inches wide...mid to late 1800's...
Spectacular, very Rare, hand carved, natural un-dyed salmon color coral bead necklace. This Chinese coral necklace is 20 1/2" long, the carved dragon beads graduate from 9.23mm to 20.45mm in diameter. Condition of this magnificent, very hard to find, coral necklace is very good. Weight is substantial 75.5 grams.