Rare Zuni attr. Leekya Deyuse Carved Bear Necklace 30" long 15 Carvings 1930s


Rare Zuni attr. Leekya Deyuse Carved Bear Necklace 30

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Rare Zuni attr. Leekya Deyuse Carved Bear Necklace 30" long 15 Carvings 1930s:
$17500.00


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WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT IT: Leekya Deyuse was considered the greatest Zuni carver of all time. The bear form is one of his classic carvings and I guarantee that he is the carver. This necklace is chillingly gorgeous! It is strung on the original cord with heishi and turquoise nuggets strung between each of the bear carvings on a 30" long necklace. There are fifteen Leekya Deyuse bear carvings on the necklace with the largest being the central pendants. All the carvings are by Leekya Deyuse; this necklace isn't diluted with work by other carvers. The larger are 1-1/4" long, and the smallest is 13/16" long. It comes from a private collection and it is one of the great treasures in Zuni history.


It's a completely wonderful necklace which I'd wear every day -- his carvings have life. I find his work to always be breathtaking and the most collectible of all. It's not something from which I wish to part and I believe you won't want to, either!


BACKGROUND: Leekya Deyuse was the greatest carver in Zuni history who worked for C. G. Wallace and is well represented in the C. G. Wallace Sotheby's catalog. He was vastly talented. He was most known for his fetishes. Truly a great master, his work commands top prices and is in the best museums and galleries. It is so hard to find his authentic work. It's not like you'll have a lot of other opportunities to have one of his authentic pieces, and if you do, I'd recommend collecting them all. They all have a powerful spirit. This is a museum quality piece. He is one of the most important Zuni artists from the CG Wallace period and his naturalistic free form style of work has become one of the hallmarks of that era.

CONDITION: The carvings are in excellent condition. I see nothing on the necklace that endangers the integrity of the piece. One foot is supposed to have a chip but I can't find it.


MEASUREMENTS:

• central carvings 1-1/4" W

• length end to end is 30".

• there are 15 bear carvings

• weight 68.70grams

• unsigned but the attribution is with high confidence and guaranteed to be Leekya Deyuse


SUMMARY: This necklace is a great unique masterpiece carved bear necklace by Leekya Deyuse strung onheishe and each carving is separated with a turquoise nugget. The absolute best necklace for anyone to wear and collect. There is a limited amount of his work available in the world and Ipersonally think they will always have increasing value. The softcolorations are elegant and the design simple. The carvings arefabulous and have life as his carvings always do. You can never do better than this.

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Rare Zuni attr. Leekya Deyuse Carved Bear Necklace 30" long 15 Carvings 1930s:
$17500.00

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