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Fifteen Tab Necklace

Santo Domingo

About The Fifteen Tab Necklace

Striking early Santo Domingo fifteen (15) tab necklace.

Graduated beads and tabs are carved out of white sypsum that has turned "ivory" with wear and age. The tabs are carefully overlaid with a mosaic of natural turquoise pieces ranging from blue to green. The overlay stops with a cross piece or band of black jet. (Later pieces utilize battery casings and phonograph records, etc.) The tip of each tab is left white like the beads--producing a beautiful collar effect.

The necklace measures 24" in length plus 1" for the silver hook and eye closure. The entire piece was carefully restrung, using hand-made silver cones at the ends, within the last 45 years. The work was well done and no further attention needs be given to this beautiful decoration, than to wear and admire it!

This necklace is the rage referenced in the July issue 2009 of The Magazine Antiques !!!

Savvy Price $625.00

Gallery Price $750.00

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Description

Striking early Santo Domingo fifteen (15) tab necklace.

Graduated beads and tabs are carved out of white sypsum that has turned "ivory" with wear and age. The tabs are carefully overlaid with a mosaic of natural turquoise pieces ranging from blue to green. The overlay stops with a cross piece or band of black jet. (Later pieces utilize battery casings and phonograph records, etc.) The tip of each tab is left white like the beads--producing a beautiful collar effect.

The necklace measures 24" in length plus 1" for the silver hook and eye closure. The entire piece was carefully restrung, using hand-made silver cones at the ends, within the last 45 years. The work was well done and no further attention needs be given to this beautiful decoration, than to wear and admire it!

This necklace is the rage referenced in the July issue 2009 of The Magazine Antiques !!!

About the Artist

The potters of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico are known for well-formed pottery decorated with dramatic stylized flora, often in combination with geometric designs.

Santo Domingo Pueblo also hosts jewelers with expertise in creating the finest heishi as well as shell overlay work. In the early years, some overlay work combined traditional turquoise, jet and shell with unorthodox modern materials such as poker chips and phonograph records.

Medium Gypsum, jet, turquoise and sterling silver
Size 24" is necklace length. Tabs range from 15/16" to 1 1/2" in length.
Date of creation Circa 1920's to early 1930's
Condition Very good. Five tabs have been expertly repaired cross-wise across each tab.
Turquoise Natural turquoise
Provenance HR
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