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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1264846
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This is a very large pendant made and hallmarked by Mark Chee, he and his brother Joe were very well known and their work is highly collectable. The pendant is about 2 3/16" by 1 1/2" with a large and heavy turquoise ( or possible variscite ) stone. 41 grams, very good vintage condition, the stone is cracked, but completely stable.
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
Oceanica
$152.00
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
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$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 1970 item #1261104
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$1,148.00 sold thank you
This is a fine old ( circa 1960 ) bracelet which is signed PESHLAKAI in block letters. This hallmark was used by both Fred and Frank Peshlakai during that time, the unusual stamped terminals were also used by the Peshlakai brothers. The bracelet is completely hand fabricated, and has nicely matched turquoise. It is quite heavy, and is about 1 1/8" wide. It is about 5 1/2" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/8" gap. Excellent vintage condition, a real collector's piece.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1260608
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$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 #1256539
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$153.00 sold thank you
Amy Quandelacy is the daughter of the famous Ellen Quandelacy who invented the " hummingbird " design and also made fetishes. She started working in 1976 with her husband Dickie, and began signing Amy in 1984 after they divorced. The face of this ring is about 9/16" tall by about 1/2" wide, and is perfectly made. Size 10, excellent condition signed by the artist.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1256535
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$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
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$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
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$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. The heishi shell necklace has interspersed coral, turquoise, lapis and shell beads...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1940 item #1235314
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$441.00
This particular design with its distinct stamping has been attributed to Horace Iule by Toshio Sei, Dr. Gregory Schaff and several other experts. Horace Iule ( 1901-1978 ) was identified in John Adair's 1944 book as being one of the 2 or 3 best artists in Zuni. He learned from his father and worked with his wife Lupe who he married in 1933. This pin dates from the 1930's when most jewelry was not signed. It is heavy cast silver ( 21 grams ) and is about 2 3/8" tall by 1 7/8" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1233530
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$98.00
Martha and Gene Jackson have been making jewelry since the 1980's, Gene learned from Kenneth Begay. These beautiful ear rings are silver set with high grade turquoise in an incised shadow box setting, about 1 3/8" by 1". Marked Jackson and sterling on the back, excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1211325
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$443.00
Wallie Sekayuptewa began working in 1948, when he studied with Paul Saufkie and Fred Kabotie, through the 1967, he then stopped due to eye problems. He resumed work in the 1990's and was more prolific then. Older work like this bracelet is very hard to find. Dating from the 1950's it has an untextured background with a design of water and Kiva steps, about 5 3/8" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/8" gap can be adjusted. about 1" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1209777
Oceanica
$325.00
This is a beautiful older necklace with precise and deep stamp work and a very nice # 8 mine turquoise stone. The silver beads are handcrafted and also very nice. The pendant is about 1 3/4" long and the necklace is about 17 1/2". Excellent vintage condition, signed by the artist. A really beautiful piece.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1207345
Oceanica
$124.00
Lauren Kovina only worked for a few years ( 1973 to 1981 ) until his untimely death. His work is very hard to come by. He was taught by Bernard Dawahoya. This delicate bracelet is beautifully made about 1/4" wide with a 5 1/4" inside circumference PLUS a 1 3/8" gap that could be carefully adjusted. Hallmarked sterling and the artist's hallmark. Excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1207225
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$88.00
IMHO, Willie Yazzie Sr. is one of the most under recognized smiths. His designs are innovative, his work is beautifully done. These ear rings are no exception, silver overlay design of thunder birds? is finely and beautifully executed. 1 1/8" diameter, hallmarked by the artist, excellent vintage condition.