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Huge 1970s vintage Zuni butterly cufflinks, signed

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1980   item# 1162289 (stock# 1140)

Huge 1970s vintage Zuni butterly cufflinks, signed
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$135 

From the 1970s when collars and cuffs were large--these cufflinks certainly make a statement. Each is 1-3/4" wide and 1-1/4" high, and each is signed "R. A. Wallace" in script on the back. Sterling silver with multi-stone inlay. This design also appears on squash-blossom style necklaces, as single pendants, and as earrings. In excellent condition; please see all photos.


Vintage 5-panel Mexican silver bracelet, signed

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950   item# 1161792 (stock# 1141)

Vintage 5-panel Mexican silver bracelet, signed
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


SOLD 

A dramatic panel-linked bracelet with wirework and silver drops, and beautiful black stones in plain bezels. The stones have a beautiful iridescent highlight that sets them apart from the usual flat black usually seen. Marked "GM Hecho en Mexico" this indicates Gustavo Martinez. The bracelet is 6-3/4 inches long, not including the clasps, and is in excellent condition. Unmarked for silver content. Please see all photos for details.


Vintage Navajo silver bead necklace and earrings set

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1970   item# 1161789 (stock# 1139)

Vintage Navajo silver bead necklace and earrings set
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$225 

Beautiful bench-made silver beads with deep stamping and great patina in this vintage necklace set. Restrung on modern foxtail chain with new hooks and closures, we believe the earrings were originally part of the necklace. As is, the necklace is slightly over 18" in total length, and each earring about 1 inch.


Floral Mexican Silver Pin with Turquoise

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1940   item# 1161784 (stock# 1138)

Floral Mexican Silver Pin with Turquoise
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

This floral pin has an Art Nouveau style that, along with its old-style hook closure and simple "Silver, Made in Mexico" mark, dates it to the first third of the 20th Century. The pin measures 2-3/4 inches by 1-5/8 inches, and is in excellent condition. Please see all photos for details.


Six-strand bead + turquoise Santo Domingo pawn necklace

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 2000   item# 1161782 (stock# 1137)

Six-strand bead + turquoise Santo Domingo pawn necklace
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$475 

A modern necklace with a lot of personality--this six-strand piece has a good weight and hangs a full 13-1/2 inches when worn. Beads may be coral but are more likely glass; nonetheless the contrast with the turquoise nuggets is lovely. Includes a section wrapped in white cotton string with a single nugget--a nice detail. From a pawn collection, maker unknown.


Vintage 8-panel Mexican silver + abalone bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960   item# 1150352 (stock# 1136)

Vintage 8-panel Mexican silver + abalone bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$65 

Like the other similar piece we have listed, this vintage bracelet features colorful abalone inlays in silver. Here you can see that the panels of shell alternate with panels featuring double silver domes, bordered by twisted wire. 7-1/4" long, not including the clasp insert. Hallmarked (see closeup photo), circa 1950s.


Vintage Mexican silver 4-panel silver bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960   item# 1150349 (stock# 1135)

Vintage Mexican silver 4-panel silver bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

This bracelet has a substantial look but since the panels are hollow, it is lightweight and easy to wear. Simple and elegant, it features horizontal impressed bars and a central motif with wire and raindrops. Seven inches end to end, unmarked, circa 1950s.


Beautiful old "box-bow" silver + turquoise necklace

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1960   item# 1150170 (stock# 1134)

Beautiful old "box-bow" silver + turquoise necklace
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$950 

This is not your usual squash blossom necklace! A beautifully proportioned smaller form, featuring 18 stamped box-bows, each set with a bright blue turquoise stone and ending with a four-petal squash blossom. The naja is hammered silver with applied raindrops at the terminals and a rectangular turquoise stone. This piece dates at least to the 1950s and possibly earlier.


Elegant hallmarked Mexican silver + abalone bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950   item# 1150165 (stock# 1132)

Elegant hallmarked Mexican silver + abalone bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$65 

A beautiful vintage sterling silver bracelet with four hinged panels. Diamond-shaped abalone inlay in silver, with plentiful silver "raindrops" in between. Hallmarked (see closeup photo).


Vintage Zuni turquoise and silver bracelet

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1980   item# 1150164 (stock# 1131)

Vintage Zuni turquoise and silver bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$300 

A cluster bracelet of a slightly different shape, with beautifully matched blue turquoise stones. Interior dimension is 5-3/4" with a 1" opening. Probably from the 1970s; in fine condition.

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