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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
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
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 #1256539
Oceanica
$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
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. The heishi shell necklace has interspersed coral, turquoise, lapis and shell beads...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1940 item #1235314
Oceanica
$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
Oceanica
$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
Oceanica
$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...
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.