This very large pendant is part of the collection designer Larry Vrba produced for Castlecliff and is highly collectible. This one has a definite Native American theme: each large faux turquoise square stone is surrounded by silver tone pairs of Indian chiefs in full headdress facing one another. The outsides have a fan of slender marquise faux turquoise stones to complete the design. The square sections has native American style etchings on them. The Vrba / Castlecliff is only the pendant; a heavy sterling silver chain, marked 925 by the clasp, is included as a bonus. The pendant has a large bail so that it can be worn with a variety of chains.
Measurements: The pendant is 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide (12.7 by 7.6 cm).
Condition: The pendant is in excellent condition in every respect. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: This is marked "Castlecliff" on the back. This design dates to about 1973, when pieces from the line were advertised in the New York times for a B. Altman & Co advertisement (thanks to Morning Glory Antiques for their information on this). Various pieces reflect different cultures, including Aztec and/or PreColumbian. This particular one, which features American Indians, is relatively rare and the double design even more so. A collector's treasure!
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