A Single Pueblo Earring As A Pendant

Item: 1640

Origin: Pueblo
Date: Circa First Half 20th Century
Media: Wood, turquoise, abalone, bear claw, hide, glass bead
Dimensions: 1.5″ tall (turquoise portion only)

Description:  This is a stunning piece of jewelry work.  The small, mosaic turquoise pieces are set into the wood (cottonwood?) and centered around a rectangular piece of abalone.   A strip of hide passes through the earring hole attaching a small, blue, glass bead and an old black bear claw.   The ensemble is striking .  Please look at item 1647 for a kachina painted on a plaque showing the same type of earring.

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Condition: Condition is original with no restoration.

Provenance: From a private collection in Albuquerque, NM

Price: 1250

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