Zuni Pueblo Pair of Silver and Turquoise Dangle Earrings [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Earrings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 3” long x ⅞” wide
  • Item # C4413F
  • SOLD

Three long silver tear-drop pendants, each with small turquoise cabs attached in each of the four tear-drops, are the highlight of this pair of Zuni Pueblo earrings.  The three dangles swing freely from a silver bar that is pendant on a short silver chain that attaches to the pierced ear button which, itself, is a tear drop platform for a single turquoise cab.

In the decade between 1925 and 1935, commercial interest in Southwest Indian Jewelry greatly increased.  Partially responsible was the Fred Harvey Company and its large advertising campaigns. Additionally, traders opened more outlets in the Southwest and expanded their markets by setting up showings around the country.

Fancier jewelry with showier aspects began to develop to capture the market.  Traders hired more jewelers and encouraged more creativity. Dangles suspended from the main platform of an earring became popular.  Although this style developed in the early twentieth century, this pair was made much later, probably in the 1980s or so.

Condition: original condition

Provenance: these Zuni Pueblo Pair of Silver and Turquoise Dangle Earrings are from a resident of Colorado

Recommended Reading: Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 by Robert Bauver

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Earrings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 3” long x ⅞” wide
  • Item # C4413F
  • SOLD

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