Item #856P- Hopi 3 pc Silver Indian Bust Overlay w/ Inlay Sunface Necklace by F.Lahaleon

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Item #856P- Hopi 3 pc Silver Indian Bust Overlay w/ Inlay Sunface Necklace by F.Lahaleon

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Solid well made Hopi three (3) piece warrior bust silver overlay necklace. The silversmith has created three (3) silver overlay sections displaying a warriors bust. Two (2) facing to the left and a single facing to the right. All identical with headdress, long hair, face paint, and feather tied to side of headdress. All cut out and overlaid to a etched textured oxidized silver base. Each headdress also displays a turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, and jet sunface symbol on the side. The silversmith connects the sections using wide handmade silver chain links along with a figure eight wire link. The artist finishes the necklace with thinner chain links and jump rings in a "dot-dash-dot" styled chains ending with a standard handmade shepherds hook and ring clasp. From looking at other pieces made by the artist, it appears he incorporates the sunface symbol (and/or other stones) into a lot of his jewelry. One of the few Hopi silversmiths that still use stones along with the overlay technic. 

The necklace measures 22 1/2" end to end with a wearable length of 12 1/2" measured from clasp down to bottom of the center warrior bust. It weighs a healthy 69.6 grams (2.45 oz or 2.24 ozt) and is hallmarked STERLING - FL above an arrow by Hopi silversmith Frank Lahaleon. Very nice solid wellmade Hopi overlay necklace!  $489.95