Rare, antique, very important ring, composed of 22k pure gold with the most beautiful setting, depicting dragons and holding carved natural jade cabochon. Top of this size ring measures 25mm x 16mm. Gold is marked 22k and makers mark. Condition of the ring is excellent. weight is 12.5 grams
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, even casual jewelry was made proudly and well. This is a really good example: an early import from India made of thick, sturdy brass overlaid with slabs of thick, sturdy wood -- artfully carved and colored with wildlife stripes.
We hippies (yes, I was one) adored this sort of thing. Sadly, we weren't awfully good at taking care of our toys, or even keeping track of them, so a bracelet this good is a rare find today...
Rare, antique, Chinese bracelet composed of gilded silver and multi-gemstones including natural coral, turquoise, carnelian, amethyst, moonstone....This gorgeous bracelet is 6.5" long x 1" wide. It is in excellent antique condition. Marked Silver. It weights 18 grams.
Beautiful, antique, large Chinese bracelet, composed of gilded silver, carved natural, untreated jade and accented with exquisite colorful enamel. This amazing bracelet is 7" long x 1 3/4" wide. It is in excellent antique condition. Marked Silver. Weight is 48.2 grams.
This beautiful and large pin dates to the 1940's. It was made by Bowman Paywa ( see Toshio Sei's book The Knifewing and Rainbow man in Zuni Jewelry for more info and an almost identical piece ). The pin measures 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" and is unmarked silver with inlay of jet, shell, and turquoise. Excellent vintage condition.
DESCRIPTION: A large, collection-quality squash blossom necklace handmade by famous North Cheyenne silver artist and U.S. Senator, Ben Nighthorse Campbell. This heavy, stunning necklace is one of his earlier pieces (ca. 1974) and is reputed to be the first piece he signed using his "Nighthorse" name. Crafted in sterling silver with large bench-made cone-shaped beads, this necklace is as much a piece of fine sculpture as it is jewelry...
A Rare Imperial Chinese Ming Dynasty Pendant
In High Carot Gold with Persian Blue Enamel
Museum Quality Treasure
Good pair of Black Jadeite mythical “pixiu” animals adorned with coin- according to Chinese legend, they crave gold and silver and are said to bring their owners wealth. According to Robert Simmons: The Book of Stones- “Black Jade is an etheric bodyguard and a stone of protection. Its strong elemental energy shields not only the physical body, but guards against negative forces or entities, energy vampires and people projecting anger and aggression...
Egyptian pendant with the face of a Goddess wearing a crown with a at on the front . The bead is in good condition with some yellow coloring . This is most likely 19th c but could be an original ancient piece.
Size H 1 3/4" W 1 1/4"
Blinding brilliance bounces off these carved faceted natural golden honey cognac amber beads along this half moon shape hair pin ornament comb tiara that flips up and down on its antique Victorian gold gilt frame over the double tine tooth horn section. Circa 1900.
Crazing semi circular drill marks...
This antique necklace consists of large bells alternating with (symbolic) lotus pods. The bells are roughly 1.5 inches long. Though it has a hook closure, it is long enough to slip over the head of the wearer...Really fun to wear but not to the opera.
It is made of low grade silver which was commonly used by various tribal groups throughout Central Asian, and the Far East. The filigree work on the bells was most common to Northern India, Himalayas, Nepal.
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...