Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace

Zuni

Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Petit Point squash blossom
  • Zuni necklace
Savvy Price $1,200.00
Gallery Price $1,600.00
Title
Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace
Artist
Zuni
Medium
Sterling silver and natural turquoise, likely sourced from the Blue Gem mine in Nevada
Troy ounces
5.60 troy ounces
Size
Overall length is 30" with another 2 7/16" drop from the naja, which measures 2 7/16" height X 3 1/4" width. The 5 petal blossoms are 1 5/8" length X 1 1/2" width.
Signed
No
Date of creation
1950's
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
Bru Lie
Gram weight
174.2 grams
About The Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace

Stunningly devoted fabrication of each part of this necklace was accomplished with sheet hand mill-rolled from ingot.  The wirework is drawn from ingot material.  There is only the slightest variation in gauge. 

Its rope twist is fine.  Terminal bead drops are individually smelted.  Each necklace bead is also hand made and the seams are nicely finished, smooth to the touch.

There are 386 petit point cut natural turquoise stones, each measuring approximately 1/4" in length X 1/16" in width.  This high grade hard material requires great skill to cut and polish.  The points on these stones are difficult to achieve, as they have a tendency to break in the shaping process.

About Zuni

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

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Cultures

American Indian, Zuni

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Keywords

Zuni squash blossom, Petit Point squash blossom, Zuni necklace