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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a beautifully designed Native American Squash Blossom signed JW. Can anyone tell me who the artist is? I have found a few artists with the intials JW, but they do not have the same style of J.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Unfortunately there are thousands of different hallmarks in NA jewelry, and if its not in your book then you'll probably never find it. Pieces from the 1960's-70's like this are even tougher to find.

    I assume you're on here looking for info so you can list it on eBay, so I'll warn you that these are the toughest to sell. The 1960's-70's is the least desirable era in NA jewelry, it was all inexpensively mass-produced.
  2. ChampagneTaste1, 5 years ago
    Stillwater, thank you for your comment. Actually, I am Native American, 1/2 Cherokee, and 1/2 Blackfoot, and I collect many Native American pieces. I love the craftmanship as well as the history of the pieces I find. I like learning about the designer; because many of the pieces have been passed down for generations.
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Oh I see, I thought you were just another shmuck looking for a free appraisal. I deal lots of NA jewelry and I'll tell you, maybe 1/5 times you'll be able to ID the maker. I like the older stuff, I've got some really good pieces posted on my page if you'd like to take a look. 1920-1940 stuff
  4. ChampagneTaste1, 5 years ago
    Stillwater, you do have some nice pieces on your page, thank you for sharing. Yes, I know it is difficult to ID some of the makers. Fortunately, many of the pieces I have, the owners were kind enough to share some of their history with me.

    I assume this particular piece is probably from the 60'-70's, simply because the person I purchased it from said it was his grandmothers, and he was in his mid 20's. But, I love it!
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Yes, the mass-produced pre-cut leaves and the 6-shaped curlies are a dead-giveaway for 1960's-70's

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