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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1338639
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$129.00 sold, thank you
Lauren Koinva was a promising student of Bernard Dawahoya, he began making jewelry in 1973 but sadly was killed in 1981. His work is difficult to find. This delicate bracelet has a repeating wave design ( could also be steps ) that is perfectly executed. The inner circumference is about 5 3/16" PLUS a 1 1/4" gap that could be easily adjusted. About 1/4" wide and marked at both ends with the artist's rattle hallmark and " sterling".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1320498
Oceanica
$62.00
Steven Pooyouma is the son of Allen and has been making jewelry since the late 60's or early 70's. This is the first hallmark he used and dates to before 1974. Kokopeli design, also has the guild sun hallmark. size 5 excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1320497
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sold thank you
I have never seen an adjustable ring by a major artist, so I am assuming this is a pretty rare item. Currently size 7 but can easily be adjusted larger and perhaps a bit smaller. Not sure what the design is, circa 1970's, excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1311403
Oceanica
$57.00
The expression " cuter than a bug's ear " comes to mind ( what does a bug's ear look like anyway? ). Nice screw back ear rings probably from the 1950's or 60's. Marked sterling. Excellent condition, about 5/8" long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1311333
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$121.00
Mitchell Sockyma began making jewelry in about 1972. This ring is large ( the face is about 2" tall ). Sterling silver marked HC for Hopicraft and with his turtle hallmark. Looks like pretty early work. Excellent condition size 7 1/2.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1310949
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Bernard Dawahoya was born in 1935 and was a member of the Snow Clan. His Hopi name was Masaqueva, which means "Wings of the Sun" and was from the Second Mesa village of Shungopavi on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. He began silver smithing in 1950 and was taught by his uncles Washington Talayumptewa and Sidney Sekakuku. He went on to teach noted jewelers Jason Takala and Anderson and Berna Koinva, his son-in-law and daughter...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1307390
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$1,842.00 sold thank you
Mark Chee's work has become some of the most sought after Native American jewelry around. This bracelet has 5 high grade number 8 mine stones on a silver base. The widest point is about 1 1/8" and the largest stone is just under 1 " long. The size is 5 5/8" inner circumference plus a 1 1/8" gap, can be carefully adjusted. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or flaws in the stones.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305399
Oceanica
$892.00
Dating to the 1960's or earlier, this is a very well made bracelet, note the difficult curved inlay for the tail and the precise silver work. This is undoubtedly the work of one of the Zuni masters. The face of the bracelet is about 2 3/8" tall, and the inner circumference is about 5" PLUS a 1 3/8" gap. Excellent condition. A major collector's piece!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1301719
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$587.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1301718
Oceanica
$114.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1299713
Oceanica
$814.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1940 item #1299712
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$343.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1291375
Oceanica
$199.00
If you browse my catalog, you will see that I do not stock a lot of unsigned work. This is mainly because I try to be very selective as to what I sell, if I don't like something, I don't stock it. However when a piece stands out, I can't resist, such is the case with this guy. The work is nicer and more detailed than most, the twisted wire antennae and legs as well as the well executed deep stamping, set it above the rest. I suspect this is pre-war dating to the 1930's given the quality...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1291372
Oceanica
$298.00
Madeline Beyuka started making jewelry in 1954 and worked for many years with her husband Eddie, she continued working on her own after they divorced. This beautiful pin pendant is constructed from multiple colors of carved turquoise inlaid into silver. This piece most likely dates to about 20 to 30 years ago when she was in her prime. Now her children also make jewelry. 1 7/8" tall by 1 3/8" wide, excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1289501
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$599.00
Nice overlay bracelet by Victor Coochwytewa. Born in 1922, and active since the 1940's he had a long successful career and his work is found in many museums and well known private collections around the world. In 1994 he was declared and Arizona Living Treasure. This bracelet is 5 1/2" inner circumference PLUS a 1" gap that could be carefully adjusted. It is about 1/2" wide, signed with the artist's hallmark and the Hopi Silvercraft Guild hallmark. Excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1289498
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$1,349.00 sold thank you
This beautiful necklace is a classic example of the jewelry made by Dan Simplicio. There are many who attribute almost anything with coral and leaves to him, I do not make attributions lightly. I have been working with Native American jewelry for about 25 years now, and I also seek the advise of others before I attribute a piece. The consensus is this is the work of the master himself. Unmarked silver with nice coral and what looks like Morenci mine turquoise...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1285989
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$1,973.00 sold thank you
This is a great collector's piece. Has 5 oval turquoise cabs set into high plain silver bezels. Excellent deep stamping on the sides and heavy thick silver. The workmanship indicates that the piece was made in the 1930's. This bracelet is published in the book Reassessing Hallmarks of Native Southwest Jewelry by the Messiers. Hallmarked by the artist. Inner circumference of about 5 1/4" PLUS a 1" gap that could be carefully adjusted. 36 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1285987
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Beautiful delicate split shank ring with nice stamp work, and a nice piece of # 8 mine turquoise. Face is about 3/4" tall, size 7 3/4 +/-. Hallmarked by the artist very good vintage condition. Give the work it looks like this ring is pre-1940. Nice deep stamps and high bezel.