Zuni Sterling Silver & Multi Stone Zuni Owl Squash Blossom Necklace - Lesansee
This is an exquisite Zuni Native American Owl Squash Blossom Necklace hand-made by artists Blake and Velma Lesansee. It one of the finest Zuni Native American jewelry squash blossoms we have ever collected.
It was created in Sterling Silver and inlaid with turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, cowry shell and tortoise shell. The total length of the necklace is 27". It has 10 beautiful squashes on it. The large center naja is 3" L by 3 1/4" W. Located on the necklace are fabulous hand wrought round silver beads with a traditional silver clasp.
Blake and Velma started working together in the mid-1950s and worked through the 1970's. Their inlaid owl design was also used in necklaces, bracelets, key rings, money clips, watch tips, and pins. Pieces made by them are signed by engraving their names on the back of their work. This necklace is signed on the Naja of the necklace.
Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal purity: 925
Stone: turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, cowry shell and tortoise shell
Closure: Eye & Hook
Condition: VERY GOOD pre-owned condition. VERY minimal surface scratches