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Navajo / Zuni Silver & Turquoise Jewelry (5 pcs)

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Navajo / Zuni Silver & Turquoise Jewelry (5 pcs)
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Native American, Southwestern United States, Navajo & Zuni, ca. mid to late 20th century CE. A collection of sterling silver, turquoise, coral, nickel-silver, and copper jewelry pieces: 2 bracelets, 2 rings, and a matched set of earrings. The rings are both high quality sterling silver (94% and 95%) the larger is inlaid with a mosaic-like arrangement of turquoise stones, the other with a feather motif and a coral and turquoise stone in sawtooth bezels. The first cuff bracelet is comprised of nickel-silver bands, accented with an ovoid turquoise nugget. The other 94.5% silver bracelet has a multicolored inlay of various stones set in 3 sawtooth bezels. The earrings are made from 1903 "Indian Head" pennies set on nickel-silver posts with backings. See extended description below for additional sizes. Size of earrings: 0.875" Diameter (2.2 cm); silver quality: 94% to 95%; total weight of jewelry: 97.8 grams

Large turquoise ring face: 1.25" L x 0.875" W (3.2 cm x 2.2 cm); band opening: 0.875" Diameter (2.2 cm); US ring size: 9

Feather ring face: 1.25" L x 0.65" W (3.2 cm x 1.7 cm); band opening: 0.8" Diameter (2 cm); US ring size: 8.5

Silver cuff: 2.3" Diameter (5.8 cm); gap opening: 0.6" W (1.5 cm)

Nickel silver cuff: 2.5" Diameter (6.4 cm); gap opening: 1.125" W (2.9 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

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#173546
Condition
Large ring has a bent band and minor nicks to surfaces. Feather ring is great condition, some black patina. Nickel silver cuff is great condition minor surface wear and patina. Black patina and surface nicks to silver cuff. Earrings are in great condition. All pieces are in good or great condition and wearable.
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Navajo / Zuni Silver & Turquoise Jewelry (5 pcs)

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Aug 04, 2022
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0045C: Navajo / Zuni Silver & Turquoise Jewelry (5 pcs)

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
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Aug 04, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0045C Details

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Native American, Southwestern United States, Navajo & Zuni, ca. mid to late 20th century CE. A collection of sterling silver, turquoise, coral, nickel-silver, and copper jewelry pieces: 2 bracelets, 2 rings, and a matched set of earrings. The rings are both high quality sterling silver (94% and 95%) the larger is inlaid with a mosaic-like arrangement of turquoise stones, the other with a feather motif and a coral and turquoise stone in sawtooth bezels. The first cuff bracelet is comprised of nickel-silver bands, accented with an ovoid turquoise nugget. The other 94.5% silver bracelet has a multicolored inlay of various stones set in 3 sawtooth bezels. The earrings are made from 1903 "Indian Head" pennies set on nickel-silver posts with backings. See extended description below for additional sizes. Size of earrings: 0.875" Diameter (2.2 cm); silver quality: 94% to 95%; total weight of jewelry: 97.8 grams

Large turquoise ring face: 1.25" L x 0.875" W (3.2 cm x 2.2 cm); band opening: 0.875" Diameter (2.2 cm); US ring size: 9

Feather ring face: 1.25" L x 0.65" W (3.2 cm x 1.7 cm); band opening: 0.8" Diameter (2 cm); US ring size: 8.5

Silver cuff: 2.3" Diameter (5.8 cm); gap opening: 0.6" W (1.5 cm)

Nickel silver cuff: 2.5" Diameter (6.4 cm); gap opening: 1.125" W (2.9 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#173546
Condition
...
Large ring has a bent band and minor nicks to surfaces. Feather ring is great condition, some black patina. Nickel silver cuff is great condition minor surface wear and patina. Black patina and surface nicks to silver cuff. Earrings are in great condition. All pieces are in good or great condition and wearable.

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