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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305403
Oceanica
$2,488.00
Julian Lovato's work is highly collectible. He worked for many years for Frank Patania beginning in 1948. Work signed by him is rare and demands high prices. This beautiful ring has a gem grade turquoise that is most likely from Pilot mountain mine ( also possibly red mtn or indian mtn ). the cab is thick and measures 25mm by 15mm ( I would guess that the stone is worth at least $500 ). The ring is size 10 and marked with a thunderbird " J.L.Lovato sterling IHM "...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305400
Oceanica
$143.00
I like bug pins, but most of them are pretty much the same, so when I find one that is exceptional, I buy it. This one is not only one of the biggest I have seen, it is also very well made with fine work and nice deep stamp work. About 1 13/16" long and 1" wide. Very sweet.
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 1960 item #1304460
Oceanica
$868.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1301720
Oceanica
$233.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1301719
Oceanica
$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 #1299714
Oceanica
sold thank you
This one is a real find!! A signed bracelet by one of the most collectable Native American jewelry artists. The bracelet is marked with Mr. Chee's bird mark, and is about 5 3/4 inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/16" gap and is about 1" wide. The high grade turquoise stones are all in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The bracelet shows signs of having been adjusted and is in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1299713
Oceanica
$1,134.00
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
Oceanica
$583.00
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
$266.00
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 1970 item #1291374
Oceanica
$983.00
Mark Chee needs no introduction, he was one of the most influential smiths in the Dine' jewelry tradition. This fine buckle is heavy silver with five turquoise stones ( look like Godber -- which he favored ). It measures 3" by 1 1/4" by about 1/2" thick. Excellent vintage condition. Hallmarked with " CHEE " inside the eagle hallmark.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1291372
Oceanica
$488.00
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
Oceanica
$822.00
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
Oceanica
$1,349.00
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
Oceanica
$1,973.00
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 1970 item #1285988
Oceanica
$365.00
Beautiful bracelet dating to the 1960's or 1970's with a very nice high dome cab of what looks to be high quality # 8 mine turquoise. Hallmarked HCP for Helen C. Platero who worked from about 1935 to about 1978. She passed away in 2003. Very nicely made with good stamp work. Is about 1 3/8" wide at center, and about 5 1/8" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/4" gap, could be carefully adjusted. Excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1285987
Oceanica
$626.00
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.