13 January 2003
A NAVAJO SILVER AND TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
composed of a single strand of green turquoise heishi and hand-wrought compressed globular silver beads, interspersed with twelve blossom pendants, a double carinated naja suspended below with three-armed crest and green oval stone, the terminals with stamped triangular designs, together with three photographs, two depicting a woman wearing this necklace, one inscribed, Von with two Indians, Tony Marabo and Tony Lujan, another inscribed, Tony Marabo, "Me" and Tony Lujan, Taos, N.M. 10/3/27
Length: 13¼ in.(33.6 cm.)
This lot was collected by the present owner's grandmother before 1927.
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"Tony Lujan" depicted in two of the photographs is actually Antonio Luhan, fourth husband of Mabel Dodge Luhan.
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