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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1282026
Oceanica
$367.00
Beautiful old pin made of silver and spiny oyster shell made by Ivan Kee the brother of Allen and George Kee who all worked at the White Hogan shop. Ivan began working in the 1940's and continued until his death in 1982. I believe this pin to be early work judging by the style and the fact that he used shell instead of turquoise ( turquoise was almost impossible to get between 1941 and 1946 ). Marked I. Kee and .925 on the back along with another hallmark he used ealry in his career...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1282025
Oceanica
$68.00
This cute pair of earrings dates back several decades, reportedly made by Jim Long the husband of Helen Long. Unmarked, about 1 1/2" long by about 5/8" wide. 4.8 grams. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1282024
Oceanica
$148.00
Classic " hummingbird " turquoise inlay ring made and signed by Dickie and Amy Quandelacy. Amy began working in 1976 and signed Amy starting in 1984 after her and Dickie got divorced. The ring is a size 8, and the face measures about 13/16" tall by 1/2" wide. 11.2 grams, excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1282022
Oceanica
$847.00
Warren and Dorris Ondelacy made jewely together from the 1930's through the 1960's and their work is highly sought after. Similar bracelets are at $1800 to $2250.00 on line! Bernice Leekya was Dorris' sister and Alice Quam is her daughter. This large bracelet is a fine example of their work from the 1950's or so. It is set with 48 hand cut pear shaped natural turquoise ( looks to be high grade Sleeping Beauty ) stones set in handcrafted bezels...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1282020
Oceanica
$488.00
Fine old bracelet that dates to 1960 or earlier, possibly the 1930's. The turquoise looks like a nice piece of pilot mountain the stone has a crack on the edge ( see images ) and is about 13/16" by about 5/5". The bracelet has really nice deep stamping and is about 1 1/8" wide by about 5 1/2" PLUS a 1 1/4" gap. Hand fabricated. Can be adjusted. Weighs about 30 grams, nice vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1276021
Oceanica
$429.00
Navajo. Ervin was born September 1, 1970 and is the brother of Irving Tsosie. Ervin is a self-taught artist and began making jewelry at the age of 17. Ervin is known for his intricate, mosaic and channel inlay jewelry. Much of his work is based on ceremonial and mythical figures and spiritual beings representing Navajo culture. His ideas come from meditation, ceremonials and prayer. Ervin has won many awards for his work...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1276020
Oceanica
$287.00
This great detailed ring is completely hand made, the ring body is individually cast and the rattle snake and bezel are fabricated by hand. This indicates and early date for this piece, probably the 1930's, though it could be as late as the 1950's. Has a couple of nice turquoise pieces mounted ( one looks cracked but is solid ). Excellent vintage condition with great patina.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1276019
Oceanica
$329.00
Philander Begay has gained a reputation as one of the best makers of tufa cast jewelry. Though his father was raised Hopi near Hardrock, he is Navajo ( Dine ' ). He lists his influences as Charles Loloma, and Preston and Jesse Monongye. This remarkable ring is cast silver with a pueblo scene on the outside ( the sun is a fine piece of what looks to be red or pilot mountain turquoise ). On the inside is a ladder leading down into the Kiva and spirit symbols. Size 10 1/2 excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1276017
Oceanica
$263.00
Wolf Robe Hunt ( Wayne Henry Hunt ) was active from the 1930's until his death in 1977. Though he was an Acoma Pueblo artist, he mostly made jewelry in the Navajo style. His work is highly prized. This wonderful pin is a fine example of his work and was probably made in the 1940's or so. It is silver, and hallmarked by the artist ( signed ). The stone is a Mexican opal. Pin is about 2 1/8" long by 1" wide and in excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1264844
Oceanica
$1,087.00
Jim and Helen Long have been somewhat eclipsed by more recent jewelry artists, however, they were very well known and still command much respect for their fine work. This necklace is a beautiful example of Mr. Long's artistry. It is composed of 14 blossoms each with a nice turquoise stone and hand stamped, and a crested naja set with 6 turquoise. The piece is completed with a double strand of handmade silver beads...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1264789
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A well made silver pill box with precise and moderately deep stamp work. About 1 7/8" by 1 1/2" with a nice piece of what appears to be Persian turquoise ( nicer color than images show ). Circa 1960's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1264787
Oceanica
$577.00
Willie Yazzie started making silver overlay jewelry in the 1950's when the more well known Hopi smiths were doing the same. He worked from then until the 1990's. He was a teacher and silver smith at Mesa Verde National Park from 1960 to 1983. His wife also did similar silver work as does his son. In my humble opinion, he and his family have not been properly recognized for their early and important contribution to overlay technique...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1260608
Oceanica
$593.00
This fine old knifewing pin dates back to the second quarter of the 20th century, and has been identified as the work of Horace Iule ( see identical pins in books by Toshio Sei and Gregory Schaff ). 2 3/8" tall by 1 7/8" wide unmarked silver and turquoise. Excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1256535
Oceanica
$197.00
This is a nice older ( 1960's or so ) bracelet by Willie Yazzie. He is one of my favorites and along with Wilson Begay, one of the most under appreciated Native American smiths. Has a 5 1/4" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/8" gap that could be carefully adjusted. about 3/4" wide, excellent vintage condition. Has a really nice horned kachina flanked by Kokopelli figures. Hallmarked by the artist.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1240545
Oceanica
$783.00
A very fine pair of vintage silver and high grade number 8 mine turquoise by Lewis Lomay. He started working about 1930 while studying with Ambrose Roanhorse at the Sante Fe Indian School. Later he worked for many years at Frank Patania Sr's shop. Beautifully done work as is typical of this artist, posts have been added to the original clip on backs, clips remain and they could very easily be converted back to just clip on...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1240543
Oceanica
$1,184.00
This is one amazing find. Dating from the 1950's or so, this pin is not only a fine example of early Zuni inlay work, but also large and impressive as well as being in excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1238012
Oceanica
$263.00
Wilson Begay is ( in my humble opinion ) one of the best and least recognized Navajo artists around. His work is high quality in a traditional style and holds up well compared the Harry Morgan, Harry Begay and even Perry Shorty. He does mostly cast work with stamped designs. If I were a collector, I would be buying his work for the future, I think it is under priced compared to others. OK, off my soap box now...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1238010
Oceanica
$278.00
Sandra and Faye Quandelacy are the daughters of Ellen Quandelacy, and both are famous for their corn maiden fetishes and jewelry. This necklace is a beautiful example of her work. The corn maiden pendant is carved from turquoise on both sides with small jet and coral and shell stones set in...