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Necklace, Bib, Turquoise, Needlepoint, Hallmark, Vintage Estate, 1179

$1,600.00
Color: Turquoise
Size


STRIKING STATEMENT SET. 

Crafted by renowned Zuni jewelry artisan Bryant Waatsa, Jr., this vintage earring and necklace set masters being simultaneously statement-making and delicate. Bryant is known for his needlepoint craftsmanship -- a trade passed down to him from his father -- and this is an excellent example of his intricate skill. The sterling silver link necklace is adorned with intermittent turquoise stone sets along the strand and a wide silver center arc that boasts a series of dangling sterling silver paddles, each embellished with a pair of needlepoint turquoise stones. The accompanying earrings feature a 3-stone stud adorned with a similar silver arc and matching two-stone silver dangles. Beautiful color, great movement -- absolutely impossible to ignore!

Bryant Waatsa, Jr. (1955-?;  Zuni). Needlepoint; cluster work; inlay. Bryant Waatsa learned needlepoint jewelry making from his father Bryant Waatsa, Sr.  Worked fo the Gallup Indian Trading Company. 

Marks: B. W.; B. W. ZUNI; B. W. JR.’ B. WAATSA. Some pieces produced for Sherwin Kohnke may be stamped with Kohnke’s grey squirrel mark.
  • artist: Bryant Waatsa Jr. 
  • markings: B. W. JR.
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • dimensions: 18" end to end
  • necklace: drops 2"
  • earrings: 2" 
  • weight:  62 grams
  • closure: hook & eye on the necklace, post on earrings
  • condition: mint vintage condition 
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • silver has a nice patina
  • style number: JN1179
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