North American Auction Company
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Mon, Jul 31, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Aug 4, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 466

Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Kachina Pendant

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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For your consideration is this Navajo sterling and Sleeping Beauty turquoise Kachina pendant done by renowned Navajo silversmith Richard Singer. Richard Singer is a third-generation Navajo artist from Standing Horse Mesa on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. Richard is of the Ta’neeszahnill (Tangle) Clan, born for the Kinyaa’a’snii (Tower House) Clan. Richard’s grandfather, Tsinnigine Hathali, was a Navajo Medicine Man and silversmith. He taught his son Thomas “Tommy” Singer the art of silversmithing beginning at the age of seven. Thomas Singer went on to become a Master Silversmith and renowned artist. As a child, Richard watched his aunts, uncles, and father complete beautiful creations from silver and stone in both inlay and overlay pieces. But it wasn’t until 1989, at the age of 20, when he began to seek other means of income to make ends meet that he took up an apprenticeship in his father’s trade. This example is stamped / signed, “R. Singer (feather) 925”. The necklace pendant is of a large size and shows a wonderfully detailed Kachina design with a polished cabochon of Sleeping Beauty turquoise set on the top left of the Kachina's feathered mask. The Kachina shows a highly detailed and intricate design throughout, showing amazing attention to detail. At the top, it shows a nice large loop of sterling silver with classic old Navajo stamped patterns. This is an amazing piece in like new condition. The pendant measures 5 3/8" L x 1 5/8" W, while the Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochon measures 7/16" L x 3/8" W. The weight of the pendant is 38.5 grams.

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