Special Collections: From Zuni to You

We were quite fortunate to recently come upon this single-owner collection, which includes some very fine and unusual examples of (mostly) Zuni work, predominantly inlay but with some very interesting silverwork as well.

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Zuni channel inlay 3-piece ranger set with Orvil Jack turquoise, c. 1970s. Buckle measures 2 1/4" long and takes a 9/16" leather. SOLD (BU DC/8) Inquire/Order Zuni necklace with 3 knifewings done in raised channel inlay, c. 1950s. Largest knifewing is 3" wide, necklace straight length 24 1/2". $995 (N DC/2) Inquire/Order Navajo necklace with modified buttons and a sweet cast butterfly, c. 1945-55. Butterfly measures 3" wide, necklace straight length 17". $895 (N DC/3) Inquire/Order

Cast pin by Horace Iule, c. 1940s. 2" x 2 1/8". $395 (PI DC/1) Inquire/Order Leekya Deyuse fetish necklace with 43 cowrie shell birds and 8 abalone birds, c. 1950. Longest bird measures 1 1/4" long, necklace straight length 34 1/2". SOLD (N DC/4) Inquire/Order Zuni channel inlay 4-piece ranger set with Blue Gem turquoise, c. 1960s. Hallmarked JC, probably for Joan Calavaza. Buckle measures 2" long and takes a 5/8" leather. $495 (BU DC/6) Inquire/Order

Zuni 4-piece channel inlay ranger set, c. 1960. Buckle is 2 1/8" long and takes a 5/8" leather. $495 (BU DC/5) Inquire/Order Cast pin by Horace Iule, c. 1930s. 1 7/8" x 2 7/16". $450 (PI DC/3) Inquire/Order Inlaid Shalako pin, probably by Ida Poblano, c. 1950s. 3" x 1 3/8". $895 (PI DC/6) Inquire/Order

Pretty wild, huh? It isn't chip inlay, but rather Santo Domingo-style inlay in a typical silver butterfly frame, c. 1935-45. 3 1/8" x 2 1/4". $895 (PI DC/7) Inquire/Order Zuni Knifewing in raised channel inlay, c. 1950s. 3" x 2 1/2". $595 (PI DC/8) Inquire/Order Zuni jet and shell inlaid Knifewing, c. 1955-65. 2 1/4" x 2 3/8". $595 (PI DC/9) Inquire/Order

Zuni channel inlay bird earrings, c. 1950s. Currently posts. 7/8" high. $150 (E DC/12) Inquire/Order This pair of bracelets is not hallmarked, but if you look at the large photo, there is a photo of a bracelet by the same hand hallmarked by Ralph Tawangyaouma. Inside size 5 5/8" with a 3/4" opening (can be adjusted), individual width 7/8", weight of pair 88 grams. $1900/pair (B DC/1) Inquire/Order Openwork Zuni channel inlay 4-piece ranger set with a Knifewing, c. 1950. Buckle is 2 3/4" wide, takes an 11/16" wide leather. $895 (BU DC/1) Inquire/Order

Bracelet with a Zuni jet and shell inlaid Knifewing figure, c. 1950s. Good thick silver wire. Inside size 5 1/8" with a 7/8" opening (can be sized), width 1 15/16", weight 60 grams. $895 (B DC/8) Inquire/Order Navajo bracelet with 3 pieces of #8 turquoise, c. 1940s. Inside size 5 3/8" with a 7/8" opening (can be sized), width 1 7/16", weight 51 grams. Largest piece of turquoise measures 1 1/16" diameter. $995 (B DC/9) Inquire/Order Zuni Rainbow Man earrings, c. 1950s. Currently posts. 1 3/16" long. $95 (E DC/10) Inquire/Order

Zuni channel inlay earrings by the Dishta family, c. 1950s. Currently posts. 7/8" diameter. $295 (E DC/9) Inquire/Order Navajo bugs earrings and pin set, c. 1950s. Currently posts. 11/16" long. SOLD (E DC/3) Inquire/Order Zuni channel inlay earrings by the Dishta family, c. 1950. Currently posts. 1 3/8" long. $195 (E DC/8) Inquire/Order