Kokopelli Cut-Out Pendant Framed in Bold Kingman Turquoise

Hopi Jewelry

Kokopelli Cut-Out Pendant Framed in Bold Kingman Turquoise, Jewelry by   Hopi Jewelry
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  • Kokopelli Cut-Out Pendant Framed in Bold Kingman Turquoise
Savvy Price $450.00
Gallery Price $575.00
Title
Kokopelli Cut-Out Pendant Framed in Bold Kingman Turquoise
Artist
Hopi Jewelry
Medium
Sterling silver, re-purposed African ivory piano keys, coral and Kingman turquoise (Arizona)
Troy ounces
29.4 troy ounces
Size
2 1/4" height X 1 3/4" width
Signed
No
Date of creation
1960-1970
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural Kingman turquoise
Provenance
STei
Gram weight
.95 grams
About The Kokopelli Cut-Out Pendant Framed in Bold Kingman Turquoise

Only the wearer will be aware of the tiny coral inset on the pendant's back side, an appealing bonus to an already innovative treatment of silver overlay.

About Hopi Jewelry
"Hopi silver jewelry has been crafted over a period of 100 plus years, beginning just before 1900 and continuing today. By the mid-1930's some of the silversmiths had begun to mark their jewelry with a personal stamp referred to as a silvermark, but is commonly called a hallmark by collectors. Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton in the late 1930's sought to encourage Hopi silversmiths. She stated "There is only one way to make Hopi silversmithing worthwhile, it must be different from any other Indian silversmithing. They must produce Hopi silver, not Navajo, Pueblo, or Zuni. . . using only Hopi design. Overlay, as used in Hopi silverwork, is basically a piece of silver with a design cut out of it--a negative design. . . The silver that is left after the design has been cut out of it is the part used. This piece is soldered onto a sheet of plain silver and the inside of the design oxidized to show up black against the polished silver." Hopi Silver The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing by Margaret Nickelson Wright
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Cultures

American Indian, Hopi

Medium

Jewelry

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