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Squash Blossom Necklace with Fourteen Blossoms

Frank Dishta

About The Squash Blossom Necklace with Fourteen Blossoms

This beautiful necklace is a masterpiece of intricate channel inlay.  The silverwork alone to prepare the encasements for 400 hand-cut tear drop turquoise (each less than 3mm X 2mm) and another 24 round 2mm diameter stones is difficult to imagine.  

This particular necklace is one of several, in this style, created by Mr. Dishta while working with C.G. Wallace.  It is earlier creation with four petal blossoms. Its perfectly proportioned size beckons frequent wearing !

Savvy Price $2,800.00

Gallery Price $3,400.00

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This beautiful necklace is a masterpiece of intricate channel inlay.  The silverwork alone to prepare the encasements for 400 hand-cut tear drop turquoise (each less than 3mm X 2mm) and another 24 round 2mm diameter stones is difficult to imagine.  

This particular necklace is one of several, in this style, created by Mr. Dishta while working with C.G. Wallace.  It is earlier creation with four petal blossoms. Its perfectly proportioned size beckons frequent wearing !

About the Artist Frank Dishta, of Zuni Pueblo, was born in 1902. A jeweler since 1924, he developed a unique style of flush channel inlay, using sterling silver and Lone Mountain turquoise. His work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum and other prestigious institutions.
Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 2.93 troy ounces
Size Inside strand length is 24". Navajo measures 1 15/16" height X 2 1/8" width. Blossoms are each 7/8" length X 1/2" width. Beads are 8mm diameter at seam.
Date of creation 1930's-1940's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural Blue Gem mine turquoise
Description Sterling silver sheet rolled from ingot and wire drawn from ingot were used to fabricate beads, blossoms and naja components. Settings for 400 tear drop and 24 round hand cut inlays of Blue Gem turquoise were all prepared from mill-rolled ingot sheet.
Provenance KA
Gram weight 91.1 grams
Other Works by Frank Dishta
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