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Pin, Cluster, Turquoise, Bar, Hallmark, Vintage, 675

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FANNIE ONDELACY IS THE MASTER OF THE ZUNI CLUSTER.

This beautiful vintage pin is attributed to renowned jewelry artisan Fannie Weethobee Ondelacy, who was known for her cluster work, pendants, and collar pins. This elongated cluster pin is what is a slight twist on what is sometimes known as a grandmother cluster; legend has it that the center stone is the grandmother, with the outer ring representing her being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. This one is made up of a combination of snake eye and oval turquoise stones, sterling silver drops, Ondelacy’s signature half moons, and twist wire details. It’s absolutely stunning and the kind of statement piece that’s destined to become a beloved heirloom.

Fannie Weebothee Ondelacy (1920 - deceased; Zuni). Cluster work; pendants; collar pins. Fannie Ondelacy shared the stamps with her husband Wayne Ondelacy.  Sister of Lee Weebothee.

Marks:F W O; F. W. ONDELACY; F. W. Ondelacy (script)

  • artist: Fannie Weebothee Ondelacy
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: F.W. Ondelacy
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • dimensions: 4" x 2 1/4"
  • weight: 43 grams
  • locking c clasp, 2 pendant loops
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from ethnographic use
  • style: JP675
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