Posted 8 years ago
The image is a unique, one of a kind, Navajo necklace that is most certainly belongs in a museum.
This rare natural turquoise, from a Southwest mines, put in one-of-a-kind Native American artistic creations, turns out to a seldom seen rarity with everlasting value.
Measuring 19 1/2 inches in length, it bears a Thunderbird that measures to 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches. The Thunderbird is unique in itself in that it is carved from a large piece of old mined turquoise and the beak of the bird appears to be Appolonia. The Thunderbird is backed with sterling silver. And the the chain of the necklace is made of small turquoise cylinders.
I believe this necklace to be circa 1930's to 1940's.
There is no indication of who the Native American artist may be.
I welcome any and all information pertaining to this item.