BAHTI INDIAN ARTS
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JEWELRY
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A classic plain silver squash blossom necklace of heavyweight handmade beads and a sandcast nazha. Made and hallmarked by Jimmie and Frances Coan (d) of Blackhat, New Mexico. Made about 1970 - about when they first started signing their work. 27.5 inches long. $1275. (Santa Fe)

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A great bug pin circa 1940s-50s. 2.5 inches across. $185. (Santa Fe)

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A 1940s-50s bracelet set with

A pair of rather unusual square wire and squred off twist wire bangles. Hard to date these but definitely 50 or more years old. $125 each. (Santa Fe) (upper right one has been sold)

Conchabuckle

A classic concha style buckle from the 1930s or 40s. 2.5 by 3 inches and made for a 1 1/4 inch belt. $400.

Drew2

A beautiful three strand necklace with absolutely lovely natural blue to blue-green turquoise from Nevada (the Royston-Blue Gem area), with a natural turquoise jocla. 70-80 years old. $900. (Tucson)

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marvinbelta

A classic old Navajo concha belt bought out of dead pawn in 1954 and owned by the actor Lee Marvin. Written provenance from Pamela Marvin. The buckle is earlier than the rest of the belt as it was made from hammered ingot. The buckle measures 2 5/8 by 3 5/8 inches. The tag indicates that it was pawned by one Charlie Dixon, June 27, 1953 for $37 or $39. The conchas measure 2.25 by 3 inches. The butterfly spacers are 5/8 by 7/8 inches. $3600. 7 conchas, 8 butterfly spacers and buckle. (Santa Fe)

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zuniside

Not long ago we had a link concha belt by this same (unknown) silversmith. 3 by 1.75 inches. $225. (Santa Fe)

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oldpins

CA 1940-50, this pin is 2 3/8 by 1 5/8 and set with a nice piece of turquoise. $185.

nelacewribbon

A sandcast Rainbow Yei'ii necklace, circa 1960-70s. 28 inches long. $675.

< Though it has the feel of an older piece, this squash blossom necklace was made about 1986 - the date it won 3rd prize at the Museum of Northern Arizona's annual Navajo show.Of considerable interest is the judge who signed the ribbon:

John Adair, author of Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths, a epic study first published in 1944. And yes, the ribbon goes with the necklace. SOLD

oldtrio

A trio of nice older bracelets. The one at center measures 5/8 inch across at the widest point (the turquoise). Made of hammered ingot it probably dates to the 1920s or so. $675

The bracelet at left with the delicate notching is just over 3/8 inch wide and $165.

The bracelet at right is the same width and $145.

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ZunisqblfromPosshop

A 1950-60s era Navajo bracelet 1.5 inches wide. The turquoise is from one of the Nevada Mines...possibly a mixture of stones from Royston and Blue Gem. 5.75 inches with a 1 inch opening. $1100.

Wonderful provenance on this Zuni squash blossom necklace with matching earrings (the bracelet was kept by the heir).

It was purchased 4/2/1976 from the Popovi Da Studio in San Ildefonso Pueblo. (He was a son of famed potter Maria Martinez). The receipt is signed by Anita Martinez, one of Maria's granddaughters. $2200. (Santa Fe)

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Two Zuni Rainbow dancers from around 1950-mid 1960s. (Tucson)

The one at left is 3 inches high and $800.

The one at right is 4 inches high and $900.