NAVAJO CORN MAIDEN KACHINA SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE "F.Y." STERLING CORAL-NR

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THIS NECKLACE IS AN INCREDIBLE AESTHETIC TOUR DE FORCE AND IS DESTINED TO BECOME AN HEIRLOOM. IT WAS HANDCRAFTED BY THE NAVAJO SILVERSMITH LAPIDARIST, FRANK YAZZIE.

FRANK YAZZIE WAS FAMOUS FOR THESE INTRICATELY WORKED THREE DIMENSIONAL FIGURAL NECKLACES WHICH HAVE BECOME RATHER RARE AND ARE THEREFORE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SINCE HIS DEATH.
THE NECKLACE IS ARRANGED LIKE A TRADITIONAL NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM WITH 5 MATCHING KACHINA PENDANTS ON EITHER SIDE OF A OF A LARGER KACHINA WHICH FUNCTIONS AS A NAJA.
THE 10 SMALLER KACHINAS FUNCTION AS THE "BLOSSOMS"
THE MIDDLE KACHINA IS HALLMARKED "FY" AND "STERLING".
IT IS ABOUT 3 INCHES IN HEIGHT BY 1-1/8 INCHES IN WIDTH.
IT HAS 6 NATURAL RED CORAL STONES SET IN SERRATED BEZELS MAKING UP THE EYES,HEADDRESS AND UPPER GARMENT.
THE HEADDRESS HAS DECORATIVE SILVER RAINDROPS.
THE SKIRT OR LOWER GARMENT HAS TRADITIONAL STAMP WORK. IT IS FRAMED BY TWISTED WIRE WORK AND FRAMED BY TWISTED WIRE ON ONE SIDE AND BEADS ON THE OTHER.
IT IS FURTHER ADORNED WITH TWO SILVER 3-D FLOWER APPLIQUES.
THE OTHER KACHINAS ARE ABOUT 2-1/4 INCHES TALL X 7/8 INCHES WIDE.
THEY HAVE 4 CORAL STONES EACH SET IN SERRATED BEZELS.
THE STONES ARE SET IN THE HEADDRESS,EYES AND UPPER GARMENT.
THE LOWER GARMENTS HAVE STAMP WORK AND ONE APPLIED FLOWER EACH.
THE SINGLE HEADDRESS STONES ON THE SMALLER KACHINAS HAVE CUTOUT INCISED LEAVES ON EITHER SIDE.
THE NECKLACE IS STRUNG ON STURDY FOXTAIL,
THE CLASP IS A TRADITIONAL HOOK AND EYE.
THE BENCH MADE STERLING BEADS ARE SOLDERED TOGETHER.
THEY ARE STRUNG IN DOUBLE ROWS TO SECURE THE KACHINAS.
THERE ARE SINGLE ROWS FROM THE HIGHEST KACHINA TO THE HOOK AND EYE.
THE BEADS ARE ABOUT 9 mm EACH.
THE NECKLACE WEGHS 6 OUNCES.
IT IS ABOUT 25 INCHES FROM END TO END.
THE FEATURES,ARMS AND LEGS OF THE KACHINAS ARE FABRICATED OF FINELY APPLIED SILVER AND ARE THREE DIMENSIONAL. THE INCREDIBLY DETAILED WORKMANSHIP IS A TRIBUTE TO THE ARTISTRY OF FRANK YAZZIE.

Weighs Approx 175g. Measures Approx 26"


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This item is part of May Firearm Auction
 Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 9:00 AM  Pacific
 
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NAVAJO CORN MAIDEN KACHINA SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE "F.Y." STERLING CORAL-NR
NAVAJO CORN MAIDEN KACHINA SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE "F.Y." STERLING CORAL-NR
Lot number: 224
Seller: Grahams I-15 Auctions
Event: May Firearm Auction
Ends: Sunday, May 31 | 9:00 AM  Pacific

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