Vtg Joe H Quintana Sterling Silver Cochiti Squash Blossom Necklace 1966 Ribbon
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Vtg Joe H Quintana Sterling Silver Cochiti Squash Blossom Necklace 1966 Ribbon:
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Beautiful Wearable Art from the Great Master Artisan... Joseph H. Quintana (Native American - Cochiti 1915-1991)
Provenance: From the Estate of Irma Bailey. Irma passed away in 2012 at the age of 95. A friend and supporter of the Peabody Museum in New Mexico, she had employed Joseph Quintana at her shop in the 1960's. Her collection is in the book, Joe H. Quintana: Master in Metal
This circa 1965 Silver Overlay Squash Blossom Necklace was Awarded 3rd Premium at the 1966 New Mexico State Fair. Ribbon is included but is a bit beat up.
Check out our other Joseph H. Quintana pieces from the Irma's estate.
Now about this STUNNING Joseph Quintana Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace...
16 Sterling Silver Overlay Pendants in Classic Southwestern Motifs
*Please note: Side pendants across from each other are similar but do have slight differences and each is unique
Motifs Include Kokopelli and Other Traditional Native American Symbols Designed in Overlay
Pendants measure nearly 2 1/2 inches long each and are 1 inch wide.
Center Naja has a Beautiful Maize/Corn Motif and topped with a Native Cloud Symbol.
Naja measures 3 x 3 inches
All Strung with Double Row LARGE Bench Beads on Strong Sterling Fox Chain.
Ends in a Classic Southwestern Eye & Hook Closure.
Necklace measures 32 inches long from end to end.
Weighs a Whopping 457 grams or just over 1 Pound of Silver!
Makers Mark: 'JHQ'
Vintage withwarm original patina.
In Excellent Vintage Condition.
Exceptional RARE FIND.
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