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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 : Artists : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1274728
Oceanica
$239.00
Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery in 2005. Beautiful pounamu niho pendant with abstract manaia guardian figure. About 2 7/8" long by 1 5/8" wide, nice piece of jade. Cord is adjustable and about 32" end to end. Excellent condition.
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1274724
Oceanica
$99.00
This is a large chisel blade carved in a traditional style and beautifully bound. Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery ( I think -- can't find my info on this one ). Pendant is 4 5/8" long by about 1 3/16" wide. Has a chip to the edge and is a bit rough. Cord is 20 1/2" end to end with a jade toggle.
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1274720
Oceanica
$599.00
Please see a bio below. Suffice it to say, Mr. Gardiner is one of the best! This fine Hei Tiki was purchased from Sirit Wrestler Gallery's 2006 Mini Masterworks show, it was on the back and inside front cover of their catalog. Beautifully carved from excellent quality pounamu jade, it is 2 3/4" tall and 1 3/4" wide. The cord is adjustable and about 30" from end to end. Excellent used condition...
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1274067
Oceanica
$299.00
Peter Bishop is a very well known artist and he has been carving in jade and bone for many years. I purchased this piece from the Bone Art Place several years ago, and only wore it a few times. This Hei Matau is about 3 7/8" long and about 1 1/4" wide made from rare and beautiful Marsden Flower Jade from New Zealand. High gloss finish in excellent condition. Cord is 20 1/2" long with a jade toggle and very nice binding work. This item was about $700 when I bought it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1920 item #1266609
Oceanica
$1,580.00
The rare and unusual hand drum is from the area where the East and West Sepik Provinces meet. The sides have a classic leaf shaped design common on drums from the coastal mountain ranges in the area. The excepetional part is the handle which is finely carved in the form of a lizard. Glossy patina with remnants of red pigment, monitor lizard skin tympanium is present. 23" tall dates to the first quarter of the 20th century. From Michael Hamson.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1260606
Oceanica
$2,750.00
This large and strong mask is from the Keram river. The Keram flows south into the Lower Sepik River. Most likely a canoe mask given the surface and the fact that it has only two piercings at the top and bottom for attachment. 19 3/4" tall, has good age dating from the early 20th century, and a wonderful powerful expression, note the faint remains of pigment that can be seen in the images.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1260197
Oceanica
$978.00
Collected by Thomas Schultz-Westrum in 1966, this huge bowl dates from the early 20th century or before. Fine spirit face carved on one end. 32 1/4" long with an aged black patina. Schultz-Westrum's collecting is very well detailed in the book " Collecting New Guinea Art: Douglas Newton, Harry Beran, Thomas Schultz-Westrum" by Michael Hamson. Most of the Westrum collection was purchased by John Friede in the 1980's.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1256531
Oceanica
$1,563.00
Collected by Thomas Schultz Westrum in 1966 number G1013, ex. John Friede. 25 5/8" tall by 5 1/2" wide. Ancient eroded surface and losses still show good detail, could also be a large " mother " bullroarer. Remains of red pigment, old label and writing on back, encrusted patina. Losses to side. Most likely a pre-contact piece.