Estate jewelry piece:
Presented here is a vintage Native American, Navajo in Zuni style, Peti Point pendant/pin signed by the master silversmith, Victor Moses Begay. The pendant/pin dates from 1970 when this highly collectable Navajo artist was working in the Zuni tradition.
Provenance: This pendant/pin with its sterling silver bench bead necklace has been owned by the same person since 1970. The item has been well cared for and is in very good condition.
The Turquoise pendant measures 2 inches in diameter. There are 52 Peti Point stones measuring 7 X2 mm saw tooth bezel set and 20 round 2.5 mm "snake eye" stones saw tooth bezel set. The center of the pendant has a saw tooth bezel set round stone that measures 5 mm. The back of the sterling silver pendant has the letters VMB stamped which is the maker's hallmark for Victor Moses Begay.
The sterling silver bench bead necklace is made with 70 hand made beads that range from 4 to 8 mm in size. The necklace is 19 inches in length with a traditional hook and eye clasp to secure the piece when worn.
Master Silversmith, Victor Moses Begay made jewelry from 1950 to the late 1980s. Many of his family members had been making Native jewelry for themselves and tribal members for generations by the time Victor Moses saw the business value in his family learning the lapidary skills and all of the artistic styles of the various Native American tribes. At that time he set out to master the silversmith techniques and lapidary skills to pass on to his family for generations. The pendant that is offered here was made by the artist when he was working in the Zuni Peti Point style. Over the years Victor Moses has become one of the most sought
after Native American jewelry artists and his pieces are found in collections all over the world.
This beautiful pendant necklace will be sent to you in a black leatherette and satin jewelry envelope for keeping.
Signed Victor Moses Begay Turquoise and sterling silver Peti Point Pendant necklace