Posted 4 years ago
I am so excited about this piece...see what someone missed Valentino???
Pow wow score last night. There is a signature on the back R.L. I have the feels good on this one but thought I'd see if anyone knows who the R.L. is?
I know it's Zuni...that's obvious by design and engraving on back. Did I score or what?!? Ahhh, you know I did ;)))))
Update: Not the first time I've been wrong, and hopefully...not the last. I'm sure it won't be the last ;)
This pendant was made by Randolph Lateyice. Here is so far the info found about him:
Randolph Lateyice, Zuni, active 1960's, born 1940's to 20012. His daughter is Beatrice Hattie. He does have museum pieces all over the Southwest.
I have heard of Beatrice Hattie, but it's been a long time since. I'll have to look her up when I get a chance.
Also, I found it interesting that the black stone in his piece here apparently is jet, not onyx! I suppose it must be somewhat an easier task to cut the jet than it is to cut the onyx.
Still loving this necklace!!!