NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY
SILVER, CORAL & ONYX NECKLACE BY W. CARVISO,
A very attractive necklace with sterling beads
and five teardrop-shaped pendants by Navajo artist, W.
four pendants have coral and the one in the very front is set with onyx;
approximately 15" long; fine condition; marked: "W. CARVISO, JR."
$195.00 (item #SMWC001)
STERLING CUFF WITH EAGLE MOTIF BY CYRUS
A beautiful sterling, Hopi overlay cuff with
eagles motif by Cyrus Joseytewa; about 1" wide at the front; inside
diameter is approximately 2-14" with an opening of about 1-5/16"; fine
condition; marked with a maker's mark of triple circles and "Joseytewa,
$195.00 (item #SMCJ001)
CROW INDIAN DRESS FOR YOUNG WOMAN
A Crow Indian dress; probably c. late
19th, early 20th Century; purchased several years ago from the Four
Winds Gallery in Naples, Florida; came from the Wheelwright Museum in
Santa Fe, New Mexico; about 38" long with wool trade cloth, cowry
shells, ribbon, and beading; please see photos for condition.
SOLD (item #SMCD001)
||VINTAGE SEMINOLE DOLL
Vintage Seminole doll with colorful dress
and white and black beaded necklace; slightly over 9" high; palmetto
fiber face and body are in good condition; dress is soiled and has a
couple of burn-holes in the back; see more pictures on the html page.
$165.00 (item #MSSD001)
NATIVE AMERICAN NORTHWEST COAST
CEREMONIAL, EMBROIDERED GAUNTLET GLOVES
A very nice pair of Native American,
Northwest Ceremonial gauntlet leather gloves with hand-embroidery;
c. 1890; from the Great Lakes Tribe; each is about 9" long; fits
ordinary woman's hand; simply
$350.00 (item #NAGSM001)
||VERNA TAHE STERLING CUFF
Great, sterling cuff with stamp work and
coiled wire by Navajo silversmith Verna Tahe; substantial at 88 grams;
about 1-1/2" wide; opening is approximately 1-5/8"; wonderful patina,
fine condition; marked: "Sterling and TAHE."
$250.00 (item #SMNN001)
||MIKE BIRD-ROMERO STERLING RING WITH
classic sterling and turquoise ring with by
Mike Bird-Romero of
San Juan and Taos Pueblo descent;
the turquoise is carved into a wonderful miniature sculpture of a foot;
crown section is about 1-1/8" long; ring is approximately size 8; marked
with Mike Bird-Romero's signature double bird maker's mark, and
"STERLING;" fine condition.
$525.00 (item #SMNN003)
||VINTAGE NAVAJO CLUSTER CUFF
Vintage, Navajo three-wire, cluster cuff
with gorgeous shades of green, blue-green, and sky-blue turquoise;
large, circular, front cluster is about 1-3/4" diameter; inside diameter
of cuff is approximately 2-1/2" (lengthwise); opening is about 1/18".
This is a fabulous cuff!
||MAGNIFICENT TURQUOISE NECKLACE
A magnificent Native American,
chunk turquoise necklace with shell spacer beads and squaw wrap; about 36"
long, overall; largest turquoise bead is about 2" long; total weight of
necklace is approximately 1 pound 1.7 ounces; one bead may have a chip,
all other beads seem to be fine and intact.
SOLD (item #SMNN005)
||D. BEGAY, HANDMADE STERLING CROSS
A beautiful, handmade
with lapis by Navajo jeweler, D. Begay; this is a great
size—about 2-1/4" x 1-3/4"; marked: "D. BEGAY, STERLING;" fine
$165.00 (item #SMNA013)
ZUNI PETIT POINT STERLING & TURQUOISE
Large, beautiful, Zuni sterling
ring; top is about 1-5/8" x 1"; ring is about size 8; lovely, turquoise
stones vary from sky-blue to jade-green; fine condition.
SOLD (item #HGNA005)
||ZUNI PETIT POINT WATCH BAND
A lovely, older, sterling and turquoise,
Zuni petit point watch band, probably c. 1950s or 60s; about 5-3/8" long (including
detail, a couple of cracked stones, otherwise fine condition.
$175.00 (item #HPN063)
||ANDREW REDHORSE ALVAREZ STERLING &
A substantial tufa cast sterling
cuff by Andrew Redhorse Alvarez with a desert scene inset with
turquoise; weighs 3.6 ounces; approximately 1-1/2" wide x almost
18" thick; inside diameter about 2-1/8" (fits a small wrist); no
marks; fine condition.
Multi-award winner Andrew "Redhorse" Alvarez was born in 1953,
in New Mexico of Apache and Colleville descent.
A self-taught jeweler, Andrew has drawn upon his designs from
his Mother's Apache ancestry. Andrew searched for his own style,
contemporary, yet traditional flair using silver, gold,
diamonds, colored stones and tufa casting. His jewelry reflects
the natural textures of the tufa stone, a chalk-like stone,
which gives it a natural finish. All his work is a vision of his
dreams; the next morning he cannot wait to build the next
designs. His designs are personal and he wonders who will be the
next to wear the next one of a kind piece of jewelry, which is
the excitement of his Apache legacy.
Andrew does lectures on American turquoise identification and
appraisals of American Indian jewelry.
Awards for his jewelry have come from the Heard Museum show,
Phoenix; Indian Market, Santa Fe; Colorado Indian Market,
Denver; and Southwest Museum, Los Angeles. His jewelry has
been part of numerous exhibitions from Philadelphia to Pasadena
and he has been published in
Cowboys and Indians.
(information from http://andrewredhorse.nativeart.net/ and
American Jewelry II: A-L
by Gregory Schaaf.
$865.00 (item #CJNA014)
||1950S, NAVAJO PETITE POINT CUFF
Beautiful, vintage Navajo
petite point cuff, c. late 1950s; center circle is
about 2" diameter; inside diameter is approximately
2-3/4" with a 1-1/2" opening (fits larger wrist); split
band tapers from 1-1/4" to 3/4";
inscribed illegibly on
the inside of the center circle; nice patina, fine
550.00 (item #SMN009)
||VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING & TURQUOISE
Mid 20th century Navajo sterling
and turquoise cuff with five beautiful turquoise cabochons varying from
sky-blue to green; center of split band is about 1" wide, tapering to
1/4" at the ends; inside diameter approximately 2-1/2"; opening is about
1"; fits a medium wrist; nice patina; fine condition with original,
275.00 (item #SMN006)
||STERLING RUNNING HORSES CUFF
In the style of
Tommy Singer, a
sterling cuff with and running horses and riders; band is
about 3/4" wide, inside diameter approximately 2-1/4", opening is about
1-1/4"; marked: "925" and illegible maker's mark that does include a
"T," but it does not appear to the mark for Singer; fine condition.
$225.00 (item #HPN062)
||VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING & TURQUOISE
Mid 20th century Navajo sterling
and turquoise cuff; three gorgeous turquoise cabochons surrounded by
handmade bezels and twisted wire; center stone is about 7/8" diameter;
hammered split wire band tapers from about 1-1/8" to 1/2"; inside
diameter is about 2-1/4" with a 1-1/4" opening; nice patina; fine
SOLD (item #SMN007)
||WILBERT BENALLY STERLING CUFF WITH
Sterling cuff with coral,
handmade by Navajo silversmith, Wilbert Benally;
decorations make this a very appealing design; band is about 3/4" wide;
inside diameter of cuff is approximately 2-1/2"; opening is 1-1/2";
marked: "Sterling, WB;" fine condition.
SOLD (item #SMN008)
||VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING & TURQUOISE
Vintage, Navajo sterling
and turquoise cuff with five blue/green turquoise cabochons; front
center of band is approximately 1-1/8" tapering to 1/4" at the ends; two
of the stones are cracked, and others show some
wear, otherwise good condition with nice patina.
265.00 (item #SMN006)
||MICHAEL ROANHORSE STERLING & CORAL CUFF
Substantial, elegant, handmade sterling and coral cuff by Navajo
artist, Michael Roanhorse; weighs slightly over three ounces; band
is about 1" wide, inside diameter approximately 2-1/4"; cuff is
beautifully decorated on the inside as well and is marked: "MICHAEL ROANHORSE,
STERLING;" fine condition.
Michael Roanhorse was born and raised in
Crystal, New Mexico's Navajo Reservation on the Chuska Mountains.
He is at the forefront of the Native Arts Scene and has gained
significant recognition among his contemporaries, garnering
accolades at the nation's top venues: including the Santa Fe Indian
Market, Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, the Smithsonian
National Museum for the American Indian, and the Eiteljorg Museum.
$850.00 (item #BLN001)
||VINTAGE, 1920S-30S NAVAJO CLUSTER
CUFF WITH SKY-BLUE TURQUOISE
An exquisite, early Navajo sterling cuff, c. 1920s-30s with
gorgeous, sky-blue turquoise; front cluster is about 1-1/4" diameter and
each of the back clusters are about 1-1/8" diameter; inside diameter of
the cuff is about 2-1/4" with a 5/8" opening; fine condition with lovely
$1,800.00 (item #BLN002)
HANDMADE STERLING & TURQUOISE PENDANT
Handmade, sterling and turquoise cuff by Navajo jeweler, Jerry Roan,
c. 1970s; pendant is about 2-1/4" long (including handmade bail) on 23"
sterling snake chain; marked: "JR" (conjoined); fine condition with good
$350.00 item #HPN065)
||FRANK PATANIA STERLING CUFF
Substantial, sterling cuff by Frank Patania;
weighs about 2.6 ounces; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4", opening
is about 1"; marked with Patania thunderbird stamp and "STERLING;" fine condition.
SOLD (item #MK002)
||STERLING CLIP EARRINGS WITH TURQUOISE
A striking pair of sterling clip earrings
with set with beautiful, large, triangular turquoise stones; each is
about 1-1/2" x 1-1/8"; script signed on reverse with what appears to be
"Four Hands Images" with a signature that I can't read--appears to be
Li??? Nash; fine condition.
$185.00 (item #HPN060)
||NAVAJO STERLING SEED POT
Handmade, Navajo sterling
seed pot; about 2" diameter and slightly over 1" high; no marks;
surface is in fine condition, interior has some black corrosion from
$175.00 (item #HPN061)
1900-1910 VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING CUFF WITH TURQUOISE
A rare, early Native American sterling cuff with square,
green-blue turquoise; c. 1900-1910, with paper work indicating that
it originally came from the collection of Rev. George F. Weld, a
missionary around Santa Fe (1900 - 1917); band is about about 3/4"
wide, opening is about 1-1/4" and the inside diameter (side to side
) is about 2-1/2". It's very heavy, weighing about 2.5 ounces
or 72 grams; there is one old repair--please photographs on the html
page; otherwise the condition is very good.
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING CUFF WITH TURQUOISE
Native American sterling cuff with turquoise of an
pretty color; band is about 5/8" wide, opening is about 1-1/2" and
the inside diameter is about 2-3/8"; weighs 1.8 ounces or 52 grams;
marked: "STERLING;" fine condition.
EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN CUFF WITH TURQUOISE
American sterling cuff with turquoise—I'm
unsure of the age; about 3/8" wide, opening is
about 1", inside diameter about 2-3/4"; weighs .9 ounces;
good patina; fine condition.
A PAIR OF
NAVAJO STERLING CUFFS BY THE TAHE FAMILY
A pair of beautifully-stamped narrow (but substantial) sterling cuffs by
Navajo silvermsmiths Franklin and Verna Tahe, c. 1980s; each is about
the same size: inside diameter approximately 2-1/2", opening about
1-1/4", band width about 3/16" - 1/4"; each is about 1 ounce of sterling
silver; the one shown on the left is marked: "Sterling, Tahe" (in
script) and the one on the right is marked: "STERLING, TAHE;" nice old
patina; fine condition.
OLD NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING CUFF WITH GREEN AND BLUE TURQUOISE
An older Native American sterling cuff with gorgeous turquoise ovals
ranging from almost jade green to sky blue; band is about
5/8" wise at the front, opening is about 1" and the inside diameter
(side to side) is about 2-3/8"; fine condition.
NATIVE AMERICAN BOLO WITH TURQUOISE BEAD NECKLACE
bolo has an exceptionally strong design; sterling silver with a
beautiful turquoise center stone; about 2-1/8" x 2"; braided leather
cord with tooled silver tips is about 40" overall; bolo mechanism is
marked: "BENNETT, PAT. PEND." and what looks like "TG" or "FG;"
cord shows some wear but the piece is in overall fine condition.
OLD, SIGNED, NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED
Excellent craftsmanship went into making this lovely Native American
beaded necklace, c. 1940s-50s; about 26" around with 6-1/2" pendant
section; marked in the beading: "Lh;" fine condition.
$450.00 (item #JPN001)
M. JOHNSON, NAVAJO STERLING SILVER AND
NATURAL TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
An elegant and showy sterling squash blossom
necklace with thirteen beautiful, natural turquoise stones (possibly
Kingman), handmade by Navajo silversmith M. Johnson; about 29" long
overall; 12 graduated sterling with turquoise elements line the chain
and measure from 1-3/4" to 2-1/2", sterling silver and turquoise Naja is
about 3" long x 2-1/2" wide; marked: "M. JOHNSON, STERLING;" fine
$1,200.00 (item #HGNA001)
M. JOHNSON, NAVAJO STERLING SILVER,
TURQUOISE & CORAL WATCH CUFF
A very pretty handmade sterling, turquoise,
and coral watch cuff by Navajo silversmith M. Johnson; band tapers from
3/4" wide at the front to 5/8" at the back; beautiful stones and
handwork; marked: "JOHNSON, STERLING;" watch does not work, but is
easily replaced; otherwise fine condition.
$175.00 (item #HGNA002)
M. JOHNSON, NAVAJO STERLING SILVER,
TURQUOISE & CORAL WATCH CUFF
Wide, handmade, sterling, turquoise, and
coral watch cuff by Navajo silversmith watch cuff; band tapers from
1-3/4" at the narrowest section to 1-1/8" at the ends; marked: "M.
JOHNSON, STERLING;" beautiful stones and handwork; nice patina,
$250.00 (item #HGNA003)
||ZUNI INLAID BIRD BOLO
An exceptional Zuni inlaid bird bolo with a more realistic
wings than is typical; sterling with inlaid onyx, coral,
mother-of-pearl, and turquoise; about 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"; leather cord is
about 36" overall with tooled silver tips; bolo is marked: "RTXX"
(perhaps a pawn or inventory number); all is in fine condition.
CHESTER NEZ STERLING
& MOSAIC RING
sterling and mosaic stone ring by Chester Nez; turquoise of many colors
(one piece with flecks of gold), coral, mother-of-pearl, lapis,
and onyx create a unique figural design; about size 13; wonderful
wide band with deep abstract design and dark patination; marked: "C. NEZ,
J. STERLING M;" fine condition.
Besides his incredibly
beautiful work in silver and turquoise, Chester Nez is well remembered
for his work as a Navajo code talker during World War II. Please see:
DOUGLAS NAVA STERLING AND
TURQUOISE RING WITH OTHER STONES
Sterling and turquoise ring with lapis, coral,
mother-of-pearl and bone (or ivory); wonderful, geometric design with a
unique band; marked with maker's mark of two inverted
intersected with a short line; about size 9; fine condition.
ZUNI DANCER STERLING PIN/PENDANT WITH CORAL,
TURQUOISE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL
Zuni sterling dancer pin/pendant with coral,
turquoise, mother-of-pearl, and wood; about 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" with
a 32" chain; no marks; some surface wear, otherwise fine
SOLD (item #SMN003)
||ZUNI, SUN FACE PIN/PENDANT
Vintage, Zuni sun face pin/pendant; sterling with turquoise, onyx,
mother-of-pearl, and what I believe is dark red coral (may be dyed); about 1" x 1"; bail for chain
and pin with safety catch; one minute chip to the turquoise on the face;
otherwise fine condition.
SOLD (item #HGN002)
||VINTAGE, ZUNI RAINBOW MAN RING
Wonderful, vintage, Zuni rainbow man ring; turquoise, onyx,
mother-of-pearl, and coral inlays; rainbow man figure is about 1-1/2" x
3/4"; ring is approximately size 8-1/2; inlays are in overall good and
stable condition with one crack in the onyx that may be original.
$450.00 (item #HGN001)
VINTAGE, ZUNI DANCER CUFF AND EARRINGS POSSIBLY BY
THE LEEKELA FAMILY
Vintage, Zuni dancer
cuff and earrings, possibly by the Leekela Family;
turquoise, coral, and mother-of-pearl and onyx; bracelet about 1-3/8"
high with a 2-3/8" inside diameter and a 1" opening in back; larger clip
earrings are about 1-1/2" x 6/8"; smaller earrings are about 1-1/8 x
3/4; all have no marks, nice patina, light surface wear, otherwise fine
$575.00 (item #HG020) - Bracelet
$250.00 (item #HG021) - Larger Earrings
$175.00 (item #HG022) - Smaller Earrings
NAVAJO STERLING AND TURQUOISE CONCHA BELT
Navajo sterling and
turquoise concha belt with stamping and repoussé; each concha
is about 1-3/4" X
2-1/4", buckle is about 2-1/4" square with five turquoise
the belt is approximately 36" long with 8" link chain for
adjustment; no marks; nice patina, light surface wear, otherwise fine
SOLD (item #HG030)
NAVAJO STERLING ,CORAL & LEATHER CONCHA BELT
heavy gauge sterling,
coral and leather concha belt; the leather belt is approximately 44-1/2"
long with three notches for various lengths; each concha is of heavy
sterling and is about 2-3/8" x 1-1/4"; no marks; light surface wear, otherwise fine
$535.00 (item #HG032)
NATIVE AMERICAN SANDCAST STERLING AND TURQUOISE
American heavy gauge sandcast sterling and turquoise belt; approximately 35" leather belt
with 2-1/2" x 2-1/4" buckle and conchas, total length of
belt with buckle is 37"; leather has some wear, with various holes
punched in by hand; a very small chip on two turquoise, otherwise fine
$735.00 (item #HG033)
NAVAJO STERLING SWIRL PIN/PENDANT AND EARRINGS
sterling and turquoise swirl
pin/pendant with safety catch and bail for chain with clip-on earrings; pin/pendant is 2-3/4"
earrings are 1" diameter; pin/pendant is stamped: "STERLING;"
earrings have no mark; fine condition.
$145.00 (item #HG042) - pin/pendant
$75.00 (item #HG043) - clip-on earrings
NAVAJO SANDCAST TURQUOISE AND STERLING CUFF
Navajo sandcast turquoise
and sterling cuff; design has five large turquoise stones,
heavy gauge sterling; 2-1/2" inside diameter, 2" wide, 1-1/2" opening; fine
SOLD (item #HG044)
STERLING AND TURQUOISE CUFF
Sterling and turquoise
cuff with beautiful, deep stamping; 2-1/4" inside diameter, 1-1/2"
3/4" opening; stamped: "STERLING;" fine condition;
this is a wonderful cuff for a smaller wrist.
SOLD (item #HG045)
STERLING AND TURQUOISE RING
Native American turquoise ring with large, beautiful
mottled stone; about size 7-1/2; marked: "STERLING;" nice patina, fine
$285.00 (item #CJ001)
NATACHU STERLING & MOSAIC INLAY BUCKLE
An early buckle with stone inlay
by Zuni artist, Lolita Natachu;
sterling, tortoise shell, coral, turquoise, jet, and
mother-of-pearl; about 2" x 1-1/2"; marked: "LN" on reverse; some
light surface wear and three minute chips in the tortoise shell on
the left side, otherwise fine condition.
and Lolita Natachu are a husband and wife team who work in
mosaic and channel inlay.
Lolita is the daughter of Jacob Haloo. Her sisters, Dolly Banteah,
Rolanda Haloo and Nancy Lasconsello, are also recognized Zuni
SOLD (item #GCN001)
NATIVE AMERICAN CUFF WITH TURQUOISE
Bold, Native American sterling cuff with
three large turquoise; inside diameter 2-1/2' with 1-1/8"
about 1-1/2" mark; no
marks, fine condition.
STERLING SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE WITH TURQUOISE
Sterling squash blossom necklace with
turquoise; probably mid 20th century; about 26" long; great patina; no marks; fine condition.
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING, TURQUOISE, MOTHER OF PEARL
AND LAPIS EARRINGS
Native American earrings with corn design, sterling and
inlaid stones ( turquoise, mother-of-pearl, lapis and others); posts
for pierced earrings, 2" x 1-3/8"; marked: STERLING; slight surface wear,
otherwise fine condition.
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING, TURQUOISE, MOTHER OF PEARL
AND LAPIS PENDANT
Native American sterling pendant with
inlaid stones ( turquoise, mother-of-pearl, lapis and others); hook for
a chain; about 4-1/2" long; marked: STERLING; slight surface wear,
otherwise fine condition.
GIBSON NEZ SOUTHWESTERN STERLING RING WITH
Gibson Nez sterling bracelet
with vertical bands of lapis, onyx, coral and sugalite inlaid with thin
bars and dots of sterling; inside diameter about 2-1/8"; band is
about 3/4" wide; marked: GZN; fine condition.
Gibson Nez died in 2007. He was
famous worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful jewelry. His intricate
designs and use of materials including gold, lapis, diamonds, coral and
turquoise were unmatched. Elizabeth Taylor, Willie Nelson Robert,
Redford and many other celebrities collected his work. He used no
casting in his work and cut and polished his own gem stones. He
won the prestigious Smithsonian Medal of honor.
He was a member of the Jicarilla Apache
Nation and grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. He was
rodeo circuit rider as a young man--competing with his uncle, Jackson
Velarde, from whom he also learned the basics of silversmithing.
Nez was featured in an article in Arizona Highways and his work began to
attract the attention of major art galleries and publications. He
won Best of Show at many different venues including the famous Indian
Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as Gallup Ceremonial, the Heard
Museum, the All Mankind Jewelry Competition in Washington, D.C, and Casa
Grande in Arizona. He moved to Santa Fe where he could be closer to the
exclusive galleries and customers who regularly sought out his
creations. His work has been featured at exclusive galleries such as
Wright?s Gallery in Albuquerque, NM, the Scottsdale Trading Post in
Scottsdale, AZ, the Tanner Chaney in Albuquerque, NM, the Blue Rain
Gallery in Taos and Santa Fe, NM. He was a member of many organizations
such as the Indian Arts and Crafts Association and the Institute of
American Indian Arts.
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING NECKLACE WITH
Beautiful Native American
necklace with sterling beads and pendant with turquoise; probably c.
1940's; beaded chain is approximately 24" long; pendant is about 3" x
1-1/2"; inner section of the pendant (with turquoise) swings freely within
the outer pendant; inscribed on reverse: "PC, AXXX;" beads have been
re-strung on wire, overall fine condition.
$560.00 (item #N094)
INCREDIBLE JESSIE MONONGYE RING
Elaborate long sterling and mosaic
inlay ring by Navajo silversmith/lapidary Jessie Mongongye; turquoise,
coral, mother-of-pearl, onyx and other materials; about size 7; top is
approximately 2-1/3" x 1" wide; marked: "JMONONGYE, AS (part of the mark
is under the
band); fine condition.
SOLD (item #N097)
||STERLING NAVAJO SPOON
Small handmade Navajo spoon;
probably c. 1940s; about 3-3/4" long; marked with a Kachina doll-type
figure and "STERLING;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.
JULIAN CHAVEZ STERLING AND INLAID STONE RING
Gorgeous ring by Zuni silversmith
Chavez; inlaid with coral, turquoise, and other multi-colored stones;
bezel-set faceted citrine off to the side; about size 7, top is
approximately 3-1/8" x 5/8"; marked: "Sterling, JULIAN CHAVEZ," and
maker's mark; fine condition.
$525.00 (item #N096)
||PRE-1940S NAVAJO BRACELET WITH TURQUOISE
Great handmade Navajo sterling cuff with turquoise, c. pre-1940s,
probably coin silver; band tapers from 1-1/4" wide to 3/4"
wide; inside diameter about 2-3/4"; opening is approximately
1-3/4"; no marks; great patina; fine condition.
SOLD (item #N040)
|HANDMADE STERLING CUFF WITH
Handmade sterling cuff, possibly Native
American; sterling with what I believe are faux stones--turquoise and
opal; applied decoration and texture; fine condition; marked "IJS,
$165.00 (item #N043)
||FABULOUS NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING
BOLO WITH TURQUOISE & CORAL
Beautifully designed and handmade sterling bolo with large bezel set
turquoise and coral; leather cord with tooled sterling tips; bolo is
approximately 2-5/8" x 2-1/8" and is marked: "STERLING;" finding for the
bolo is marked: "BENNETT, PAT. PEND."; leather cord is about 38" long
overall; fine condition.
$220.00 (item #N086)
VINTAGE SANTO DOMINGO "DEPRESSION" NECKLACE
Santo Domingo necklace, purchased by the original owner in the 1950s;
mixed "found" materials including red, black and white plastic,
turquoise pieces, and shell; necklace is about 24" long with a 2-1/'8" x
1-3/4" thunderbird pendant; one of the red plastic pieces is missing
from the bird and perhaps one of the smaller pendants is missing from
the necklace (though in a photo of the piece from the 1950s, it was not
there). I believe the piece is on the original string. Please see
a photograph on the html page of the original owner's daughter wearing
the piece in the 1950s.
"Santo Domingo "Depression" Necklaces
originated in the 1930s, but were sold well into the 1960s. These
necklaces were made of found materials and were the first jewelery
items for which the Santo Domingo Pueblo became well-known. The red
typically came from red plastic dinnerware or Dairy Queen spoons.
Plastic from car batteries or old records was used for the black
backing. These necklaces were often sold by the roadside. They are
now quite collectable, very expensive, and one in pristine condition
can go for well over a thousand dollars" (quoted from
SOLD (item #PJN001)
||ARTIST MADE STERLING, GOLD, AND
Great looking artist made pin with a mark that
I've not been able to attribute; sterling and spotted stone with a small
gold disk; 2-1/2" x slightly over 2"; marked with what looks like "CFZ"
and asterisk mark and tent shape; fine condition.
$250.00 (item #N080)
PERUVIAN SILVER & COPPER
PERUVIAN STERLING COFFEE OR TEA POT
Great looking small sterling coffee or
teapot from Peru; about 6" high with finial; looks to be hand-wrought;
marked on bottom; "MADE IN PERU, 925, CLD.CLUZ???; light surface
wear, otherwise fine condition (please see photos on html page).
$275.00 (item #SMPR001)
HAND-HAMMERED STERLING AND GREEN STONE PENDANT
Bold sterling hand-hammered pendant with
beautiful, mottled green stone; leather strap with sterling clasp; nice patina; mark is of two figures dancing;
I believe this piece is from Peru; fine condition.
SOLD (item #M0354)
||STERLING & 18K GOLD BANGLE BY VICKY,
A hammered, sterling bangle with
applied, 18K gold Mayan symbols by
Vicky, Peru; bangle is about 5/16"
wide with an inside diameter of 2-5/8"; marked : "925, Vicky, 18K; a
little out of round, otherwise fine condition.
$160.00 (item #HPVK001)
HAMMERED COPPER AND STERLING PERUVIAN VASE BY
Hammered copper bud vase with
applied sterling pre-Columbian design; approximately 6-1/4" high; marked
on bottom: "Vicky, MADE IN PERU, 925;" fine
The following pieces by
Peruvian jeweler Graziella Laffi are mostly from one collection. This
jewelry is a unique combination of modern and pre-Columbian design. Some of the pieces appear
to be have been made early in Laffi's career--they have the soft patina
of age and carry the indelible marks of hand craftsmanship.
On page 363, in the 1997 book The Silver and Silversmiths of Peru – Patronato Plata Del
Peru, Edited by Jose Torres De La Pina & Victoria Mujiea is
the following information regarding Graziella Laffi:
Throughout the 1950’s, there was a succession of landmark debates
promoting modern art over institutionalized ‘indigenista’ styles.
The process led to the rise of abstract expressions in Peruvian
art. Emblematic of "cosmopolitarinism" to begin with, the new outlook
was the final ingredient that brought about a full-scale revival of
pre-Hispanic aesthetics and led to the “abstract ancestralism"
practiced by several leading painters. ….The work of
Florentine-born Graziella Laffi constitutes a parallel development
in the field of precious metal designs. Like other artists, Laffi’s
work is an evocation of ancient Peru harmoniously combined with the
unequivocally modern. With pre-Inca goldwork as her point of
departure, her objects progressively divest their form in such a way
that allows the materials themselves to become the protagonists….
||GRAZIELLA LAFFI STERLING & 18K GOLD
STYLIZED PRE-COLUMBIAN BIRD PIN
A great and unusual form for Graziella Laffi—stylized,
pre-Columbian bird brooch in sterling and 18K gold; about 4-3/4" wide x
2" tall; marked: "PERU, G. LAFFI, 925, K18; fine condition.
This brooch is probably taken from the falcon brooch associated with
Andean royalty with a striped body and patterned wings.
$350.00 (item #HPLF003)
||GRAZIELLA LAFFI STERLING BANGLE
Highly detailed, narrow, sterling bangle by Graziella Laffi; inside diameter is about 2-5/8"; bangle is about
3/16" wide; marked: "PERU, G. LAFFI, 925;" fine condition.
$165.00 (item #HPLF001)
||GRAZIELLA LAFFI STERLING BIRD PIN WITH
Sweet, small, sterling
bird pin by Graziella Laffi with enamel eye; about 1-1/2" x 1"; marked:
"PERU, LAFFI, 925;" fine condition.
$125.00 (item #HPLF002)
LARGE STERLING CUFF WITH TURQUOISE BY
Fabulous, wide sterling
cuff by Graziella Lafi with turquoise; about 2-3/4" wide at the
front narrowing to
2--1/2"; inside diameter 2-1/2", opening in back is about
interesting pre-Columbian design of a warrior being carried by two soldiers; wonderful patina; light surface wear,
otherwise fine condition.
SOLD (item #HPN034)
||LAFFI STERLING FISH PIN
Sterling hand-made fish pin by Graziella Laffi;
great three dimensional quality, approximately 2-1/2" x 1/2"; marked
"PERU, G. LAFFI, 925;" great patina, fine condition.
||STERLING & ENAMEL
ANTHROPOMORPHIC PIN BY GRAZIELLA LAFFI
Wonderful, large sterling and enamel
anthropomorphic pin by Laffi; approximately 1-3/4" x 1-1/4"; beautiful
red, green and blue mottled enamel; a few minor surface scratches,
otherwise fine condition; marked: "PERU, G. LAFFI, 925."
$315.00 (item #PR021)
||STERLING CUFFLINKS & TIE BAR BY GRAZIELLA LAFFI
Hand-hammered sterling cufflinks and tie
bar by Grarziella Laffi with applied Mayan figures;
tie bar is about 2" long x 1-1/4" high, cufflinks are approximately
1-3/8" x 1"; each is marked "PERU, LAFFI, 925;" fine condition.
||STERLING EARRINGS BY GRAZIELLA LAFFI
Hand-hammered sterling clip earrings by
Graziella Laffi with applied Mayan figures;
approximately 1-3/8" x 1"; one clip is marked "PERU, 925, LAFFI, ;" fine
MID EASTERN TRIBAL JEWELRY
TURKOMAN SILVER TRIBAL
PIN/PENDANT WITH CARNELIAN AND/OR GLASS
Turkoman pin/pendant from what appears to have originally
been a headdress piece handcrafted by
tribal artisans in goldwash (gilded) silver and what appears to be
carnelians or glass; pin finding was added later and is not original; pendant is about 5-1/2" x 5"; chain is about
35" long; lots of handwork on the pendant, bottom has dangles with
embossed crosses; no marks; some wear, otherwise fine condition.
(See page 242 in Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir
Collection by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, published by Arnoldsche--see
The early Turkoman tribes
ranged from the area east of the Caspian Sea all the way
to Afghanistan. In the land of steppe and desert,
inhospitable to agriculture, the Turkoman raised large
herds of horse, sheep and camel. They supplemented their
pastoral, nomadic lifestyle by serving as mobile
armies for nearby rulers and making forays into Iran for
slaves and booty.
ANTIQUE TURKOMAN TRIBAL PENDANT &
ROBE CLASP WITH CARNELIAN AND/OR GLASS
Turkoman tribal jewelry; possibly a pectoral (for back) or robe clasp
piece, pendant bale is not original (see page 235, 252, and 258 in
Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection by
Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, published by Arnoldsche); possibly from Iran,
or Afganistan; handcrafted by tribal artisans in goldwash (gilded),
silver and what appears to be carnelians or glass; about 5-1/2" x
4-1/2"; no marks; some wear, otherwise fine condition.
$460.00 (item #MVN002)
ANTIQUE TURKOMAN SILVER &
GOLDWASH NECKLACE WITH CARNELIAN OR GLASS BEADS
Turkoman, tribal necklace with gold washed silver, and bright red
carnelian or glass beads; bottom has dangles with a fish design; this
piece is almost identical to the design of ear jewelry (see page 247
in Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir Collection by
Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, published by Arnoldsche, see
http://www.modernsilver.com/booksales.htm); necklace is
possibly from Iran; pendant is about 9-1/4" x 2--3/4", chain is
about 24" around; no marks; some wear otherwise fine condition.
TRIBAL BRASS SILVER AND GOLD WASH NECKLACE WITH
brass, silver and gold wash necklace with beautiful coral beads; light
weight; with movement, a wonderful tinkling sound is created; inscribed
in Arabic on main piece (see close ups); coin dangles have abstract
designs which include stars; this piece is similar to those from Tunisia
or Syria (see page 39 and 293 in Jewellery from the Orient -
Treasures from the Bir Collection by Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, published by Arnoldsche see
http://www.modernsilver.com/booksales.htm); about 18-1/2" around
neck chain, pendant hangs down about 4"; no marks; some wear, otherwise
TURKOMAN SILVER NECK RING WITH LIGHT GOLD WASH
Extraordinary, heavy, Turkoman silver neck ring with light gold wash,
beautiful chased designs; possibly from Afghanistan (see page 181 and
185 in Jewellery from the Orient - Treasures from the Bir
Wolf-Dieter Seiwert, published by Arnoldschesee, see
http://www.modernsilver.com/booksales.htm); weighs about 7.6
ounces; about 14-1/2" around with a 2-1/2" inflexible opening;
this might fit a very small neck, but it would be better worn from a
chain hooked on each side; fine condition.
$260.00 (item #MVN005)
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