This charming little Victorian pin has a matching stickpin that acts as a safety feature as well as being pretty. It is set with pastes and has seven ball dangles. The pin is a generous 1 1/2" and is gold filled. There is a maker's mark PC Co. Circa 1880
Vintage Chinese 14k gold lavender jade bead necklace with beautiful, carved green to lavender jade pendant. Necklace is 27" long, beads measure 9.12mm - 10.5mm in diameter. Pendant with amazing double sided carving is 3" long (incl. bail) x 1" wide. This amazing necklace is in very good pre-owned condition. Gold is marked 14k and makers mark LL. Weight of the necklace is 90.2 grams.
Decorated with inlaid discs and squares of bone, horn and wood, in the manner of tribal or ethnographic art. The discs are decorated on both sides; the squares, only on one side. The rings of the connecting cable chain are completely soldered closed; the chain has no clasp but can be doubled. It does not have an undecorated area that goes around the neck, so the ornaments will rest at the back and sides of the neck when worn. Doubled, the chain measures 28 ½ inches long...
This bracelet was hand-made in the Philippines, circa 1970. It still has the original sticker on the inside of the bracelet that reads “Hadmade in the Philippines”. It is in excellent condition, all of the abalone is intact, like new. Unlike many bangles made in the Philippines during that time, this one has a generous opening, making it easy to slip on and off a larger hand...
This hand worked Turkoman silver ring has fine details of wrapped silver wire and a gold wash.
It measures about 20 mm (interior measurement).
It is mounted with a carnelian cabochon measuring about 10 mm by 20 mm.
It is in excellent condition and weighs about 8 grams.
It was purchased as part of a collection of Afghan jewelry which included Kazak and Turkoman tribal pieces.
These two apple green jade carvings are close enough in size, style and color to be loosely called a pair.
Each is carved on both sides with a happy Buddha figure also known as a Bodhai or Putai (see photos)...
Wallie Sekayuptewa began working in 1948, when he studied with Paul Saufkie and Fred Kabotie, through the 1967, he then stopped due to eye problems. He resumed work in the 1990's and was more prolific then. Older work like this bracelet is very hard to find.
Dating from the 1950's it has an untextured background with a design of water and Kiva steps, about 5 3/8" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/8" gap can be adjusted. about 1" wide...
Large antique, Chinese court necklace composed of sterling silver, genuine jade and coral beads. This great necklace is 28" long, large repousse silver pendant with genuine coral and jade beads measure 5" x 3 3/4". Weight is substantial 169.5 grams. Condition is very good. Clasp is marked Silver 800 AYB? Jade beads measure 9.40mm in diameter.
This beautiful bracelet was designed and made by Boyd Tsosie, a talented Navajo silversmith. Tsosie was taught by Kenneth Begay, of the White Hogan School. His unique silversmith techniques, lapidary skills and sense of modernistic design allow him to create extraordinary jewelry. Notice the extremely fine quality of the casting and its finish. The gold tone in the bracelet is the result of a chemical patina process. To avoid the Gold oxidizing further, Boyd coats the bracelet...
This is a beautiful older necklace with precise and deep stamp work and a very nice # 8 mine turquoise stone. The silver beads are handcrafted and also very nice. The pendant is about 1 3/4" long and the necklace is about 17 1/2". Excellent vintage condition, signed by the artist. A really beautiful piece.
Lauren Kovina only worked for a few years ( 1973 to 1981 ) until his untimely death. His work is very hard to come by. He was taught by Bernard Dawahoya. This delicate bracelet is beautifully made about 1/4" wide with a 5 1/4" inside circumference PLUS a 1 3/8" gap that could be carefully adjusted. Hallmarked sterling and the artist's hallmark. Excellent vintage condition.
IMHO, Willie Yazzie Sr. is one of the most under recognized smiths. His designs are innovative, his work is beautifully done.
These ear rings are no exception, silver overlay design of thunder birds? is finely and beautifully executed.
1 1/8" diameter, hallmarked by the artist, excellent vintage condition.
These nice earrings are a Frank Patiana design, they have been converted from post to screw back in the distant past and it is very possible that the screw backs covered up the Patiana hallmark ( see images ). They were originally purchased in Arizona marked sterling on the screwbacks and with an "F" on the back of the ear rings. Nice turquoise. About 1 1/4" long nice vintage condition.
A Silver and Ivory Necklace
The delicate necklace is made up of a curved ivory element and is flanked by a small ivory bead and carved and curved ivory piece. The piece is carved with an elephant and is attached to a delicate silver chain. The closer is the only item marked “STERLING.”
Size: 16” long
Condition: Excellent, silver needs to be polished
Lovely sterling and center natural turquoise cuff bracelet by Navajo silversmith Florence Johnson. Measuring 5 3/4" around in the inside plus a 1 1/4" opening, it is 1' wide and weighs 56 grams. Fine original condition and signed as shown. Beautiful and very wearable.
Michael Bird-Romero is one of the best known as respected Native American jewelers working. He started in 1972 and has won many awards and is in many museum collections. His work is always beautifully finished, and never mass produced. He makes everything by hand -- even his own ingot silver.
This beautiful pin is 1 5/16" wide at the rattle snake ( which is 14K gold cast ) and 4 1/2" long. The snake's expression is very sweet. Hallmarked by the artist.
Jim Harrison started working in 1981 and has been published in several books including Schaff's big book. This beautiful pair of ear rings is about 1" long and 1" wide. Stones are lapis, coral or spiny oyster, shell, and jet inlaid in silver. Excellent vintage condition, signed by the artist.
Mr. Josetewa started working in 1993 and is a member of the snow clan Shungopavi village. Nice traditional design, size 9 1/2 excellent vintage condition. Hallmarked.