Trade beads from Ghana and Italy, 19th century. 17 inches long.
Shell earrings with trade beads. Northern Philippine tribal wear. 20th century.
Double strand of antique glass wedding beads in contemporary design. Beads attributed to Mali. 18 inches long.
Lapis lazuli pendant with silver. Heavily etched and scrolled. Afghanistan, late 19th century. 2 by 1.5 inches.
Round jade disc with carved bee design, open work. 19th century; 2.25 inch diameter.
Jade bracelet in shades of mottled green. Chinese.
Jade bracelet in shades of light green. Chinese. 3 inches diameter.
Sterling silver pin designed for Dine' Navajo community college which opened in 1968. The pin bears their logo with a Yei figure and pine tree. It's signed by the Hopi artist Billy Rae Hawee with a star and crescent. The pin measures 1 1/8" across and would make a lovely momento.
Beautiful stamping and a great Blue Gem Mine turquoise stone in this wonderful hand-made Navajo brooch by Edison Ross. Sterling silver pin measures 2" long by 1 5/8" wide. Signed with the artist's hallmark, the butterfly symbolizes renewal and metamorphosis, change, joy and love.
“Effie Zuni” is the touch mark on the snake bola and “Effie C Zuni” the touch mark on the snake buckle. Noted for the portrayal of a viper on her jewelry creations, the set (MLB.13), all from the estate of the late Asa Battles, Western and Indian artist of note, can be further enhanced if the buyer chooses to include her snake ring, MLB.11 (copy and paste MLB.GROUP A into the search link to locate the ring)...
This 20” silver squash blossom necklace (MLB.10), dating into the 1950s-1970s, is from the estate of Asa Battles, an artist and collector known throughout the west for his great accuracy in presenting the Indian culture. Purchased originally at the old Kohlbergs store, a well-known and popular curio shop that was located in downtown Denver for years and closed in the mid-90s, it still has their tag attached noting the $429 price at the time of purchase...
This twelve-piece assortment (MLB 2, 4-8, 9, 11, 14, 18, 19 and 23) includes nine pieces of Navajo and Zuni Indian jewelry, plus three striking hand-carved wood masks, one from the NW Coast Tlingit and two from members of the Iroquois Five Nations group in the Grand River country of Canada, each individually priced and shown in its own photo group...
Very early Navajo made ring completely hand-made. The bisbee stone is deep blue with chocolate black matrix; it's paired with a branch coral. The bezels are all hand cut; the face of the setting is hand-filed. The shank is hand-cut. This is done in the style of Hopi silversmiths, with a recessed ground that's oxidized. It's signed with an incised initial "F" by the artist. Size 8 1/2 and face of ring measures 1 1/4" x 1".
Well prayed Tibetan Mala.
This is a very large and fine bracelet by Joe Chee ( hallmarked by the artist )Marc Chee's brother. Probably made during the second world war ( WW II ) since it had a huge piece of petrified wood ( looks like agate or jasper but almost certainly petrified wood ) which was used extensively during that time. The stone is about 2 1/8" by 1 1/8". Bracelet measures 5 3/4" circumference PLUS a 1 1/2" gap so will fit a 7 1/4" to 7 3/4" wrist, could be carefully adjusted...