Finest quality lapidary and silver work in this massive pendant which is deaccessioned museum piece. 6 gem quality robins egg blue turquoise cabochons are highly polished with copper colored matrix. The crown dancer inlay is stone to stone turquoise, onyx, oyster and spondyllus in a mother of pearl ground. Beautiful feather and raindrop bead work balance this in such a pleasing way. It's quality, subject and smithing compare to work by Elliot Qualo however this piece is unsigned...
Striking tufa cast pendant of a robed Zuni or Supernatural with channel inlay of Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Golden-lipped Oyster and Spondyllus by Zuni Pueblo husband and wife team of Martin and Esther Panteah who have been smithing since the 70's . The pendant measures over 4 1/4" long with the bale, which is very wide to accommodate your largest chain or wire collar. Measures 1 5/8" wide and is hallmarked as shown. Excellent condition.
A large, heavy fibula (ibzimen), late 19th, early 20th cent. from
Kabylia, Algeria. Silver and coral; two very similar examples are pictured on page 53 of The Splendor of
Ethnic jewelry by Borel-Taylor. 7"Lx2 3/4"W.
This fine old ring is certainly Zuni and of the correct time period for being made by Dan Simplicio ( 1950's ). It has some stamped " drops " that are similar to his, but it could easily have been made by other Zuni smiths of the time like Lambert Homer, Teddy Weahkee, Leo Poblano, Horace Iule, and others.
The ring is made from hand cast ( sand cast ) silver and shaped into a ring, the bezels, leaves and drops are all hand made...
Lovely carved coral graduated bead necklace. Clasp is marked Silver. 36 Beads graduate from 10mm to 16mm diameter. Total length is about 19 inches
A large, ca. 1940's Navajo, sandcast buckle;nicely stamped;
4 1/4" x 3 7/8".
Ellen Quandelacy is better known for her fetish carvings and fetish jewelry, but she did make the occasional silver jewelry piece as well. She is the mother of Dickie Quandelacy and mother in law of Amy -- who made this design famous. Ellen has won many awards and is represented in numerous museums. This ring is size 8 3/4 and in excellent worn condition a couple of very small cracks to stone, but solid. A true collector's piece. Signed by the artist EQ and Zuni with a stamped hallmark.
I have seen a lot of " Fred Harvey " items from the 1940's to the 1960's advertised as " 1920's or 1930's " Not the case here. This is the real deal. A fine old piece that is definitely before 1930 and may even be from the teens! Everything is hand made, the eagle ( or possibly thunderbird )is hand hammered ( probably coin silver ) with extensive filing and hammer marks on the back, nice wear and patina and great old stamping. The bezels are smooth hand made and fairly tall...
Mr. Komayousie began working about 1950 and these ear rings appear to date from the 1950's as there is no texturing to the overlay background. Clip on, about 3/4" diameter, excellent condition, hallmarked with his sign and the Hopi Guild hallmark. A very nice and rare collector's item.
Aqua trade beads circa 1800s, they are foamy blue in color and are hand wound on a mandrel, therefore, each one is a unique doughnut shape. The strand measures about 51" end to end and there are approximately 92 beads as shown. They are in very good condition.
Strand of Czech or Bohemian hand wound glass trade beads collected in Pacific Northwest in the 50's. These are opaque orange color with one blue tossed in. The beads were hand wound on a mandrel and they are therefore all unique. The bead diameter is about 1/2" and they are about 1/4" wide. This strand measures 52" end to end. About 197 beads all different size and shape and color variations as shown.
Navette shaped Zuni inlay ring with turquoise inlay circa 1950s. This ring measures over 1 1/2" long at the face. It's currently size 7 and in excellent condition.
Ramone Platero is one of the most underrated Navajo smiths he is becoming recognized though and prices for his work are increasing. This beautiful and heavy watch cuff is cast from silver and has what look to be nice Bisbee turquoise stones mounted. Inside measures 5 3/4" PLUS a 1 1/4" gap and looks like it could be adjusted. Excellent condition. Hallmarked by the artist. This would really make a statement with a nice watch mounted in it.
Early Navajo cuff bracelet with finest quality spiderweb turquoise stones with jet black matrix. It measures 6" end to end interior, plus a non-adjustable opening of 1 1/4". It's 5/8" wide. The cuff is formed in an oval shape, not round. The stones are excellent with no chips or cracks.
Fabulous heishi necklace constructed of hand-carved and hand-strung melon shell, olive shell, accented with turquoise, onyx, azure malachite and gaspeite hand-cut beads. The necklace measures 27" end to end and is finished with hand stamped sterling silver cones and hook and eye clasp. It is unsigned. Looks incredible against a black or white ground or on bare naked skin! This is the perfect length for this type of necklace.
Antique African ivory bangle bracelet both wide and large. Fine patina, overall crosshatching and great oval shape. This one was made to fit over the elbow to the upper arm or what is known as a bicep bracelet or armlet. It measures 3 7/8" across the interior at widest by 3" opposite interior measure. The bracelet measures up to 1 3/8" wide. The interior measures approximately 10.5" around. Typical wear consistent with normal use and no cracks or chips.
Richard Chavez is one of the best contemporary jewelers worldwide. His blend of modern and iconic styles is unique, and his technique is flawless. He takes what Charles Loloma did nad moves it forward without being derivative. He has won many awards and his work is in museums worldwide.
This stunning bracelet dates from 2005. it is made from a heavy double band of cast silver with black jade, coral, and turquoise in an 18k gold setting that floats above the surface...
Manuel Hoyungowa learned from his famous uncle Preston Monongye and has become a very well known jeweler who has won many awards. He is a member of the Greasewood clan and has been working since the 1970's. This silver pendant necklace shows Kokopelli, and is about 1 7/8" long and 3/4" wide, excellent worn condition, cloud hallmark.