Item # 524T-Vintage 30's-40's Zuni Turquoise Pettipoint Flowers Squashblossom Necklace & Earrings Combo

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Item # 524T-Vintage 30's-40's Zuni Turquoise Pettipoint Flowers Squashblossom Necklace & Earrings Combo

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Beautiful vintage 30's-40's Zuni pettipoint and snake eye turquoise flowers squashblossom necklace and matching earrings combo! The necklace is made with a total of one hundred seventy four (174) silver 7mm -8mm seamed beads, twelve (12) turquoise pettipoint and snake eye flower blossoms, and a large turquoise pettipoint/snake eye flower naja. The complete necklace has one hundred forty seven (147) turquoise pettipoint stones and thirty (30) turquoise snake eyes all hand carved and polished. A total of one hundred seventy seven very fine saw tooth bezel set stones in the necklace alone! Each flower blossom consists of a single snake eye set in center and encircled by eight (8) pettipoint stones with still another pettipoint stone used as the flowers stem. The artist uses a combination of silver drops and crescent moon wire to further decorate the blossom adding a four prong rolled silver flute to the under side.

The flower blossoms measure 1 1/8" across by 1 7/8" long. The naja consists of a turquoise flower with the center snake eye wrapped in smooth wire and silver drops separating each stone at top along with a half flower under it. To each side of the flowers are rows of pettipoint stones and snake eye stone with a smooth wire running through and separating the two rows. The artist adds silver drops between all of the sides stones mounting everything to a silver plate. The large naja measures 2 3/4" across by 3" tall. The full necklace measures 28" end to end with a wearable length of 16" long and has been re-strung on heavy gauge foxtail chain with a hand made hook-n-eye clasp. It weighs 184.5 grams (6.51 ounces or 5.93 troy ounces)and is unsigned Coin or Sterling silver.
The matching earrings are made exactly like each of the blossoms with a screw type ear clasp attached. They also measure 1 7/8" tall by 1 1/8" across and weigh 6.9 grams each (13.8 grams for both). This is a very old set and in fantastic condition!  $1649.95