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All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #701485 (stock #101207)
orlando s. rigono
SOLD
Although the only information I have on Jim (Doc) Nicholson is that given to me by the estate, the quality of his designs is self-evident. The artist died in 1999 (87yrs); lived and worked in Santa Fe. Tribe: Choctaw & Anglo - original base: Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana. Very private - Used old anvils and made his own tools - worked in the Navajo tradition. The listed piece consists of a chain of graduated sterling beads, made of hand cut, stamped segments, holding five rows of highly polished (Chinese?) turquoise beads. It is 26" L, weighs 285 gms., stamped "sterling" and hallmarked: two small circles with a connecting arc (see pic). I have other examples of this artist's work, which I will list as time allows.
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #696859 (stock #092707E)
orlando s. rigono
$1500.00
A well crafted squash, set with Royston turquoise,by Navajo artist Donovan Cadman, signed: D.Cadman, sterling. Naja: 2"x2"; 23"L.
All Items : Artists : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #654144 (stock #CH2309)
orlando s. rigono
$850.00
This striking necklace, executed in the Hopi style, is actually the work of a gifted Navajo silversmith, Hyson Craig, who began working before 1975. Approximately 16"L, the rigid part is 5 1/2"W; drop: 2"x1 1/4", set with an oblong (tyrone mine?) turquoise 1 1/2"L. Listed in American Indian Jewellry I, by Gregory Schaf, p. 124. Excellent condition. Ca. 1980-85.