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Vintage Southwestern Sterling Silver Overlay Kokopelli Pendant Necklace - 24 Inches #c871

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Vintage Southwestern Sterling Silver Overlay Kokopelli Pendant Necklace - 24 Inches #c871
This Southwestern pendant necklace features the figure of a Kokopelli rendered in a silver overlay technique and is most likely a Hopi piece. The Kokopelli, or flute player, is an important symbol in the Southwestern culture and dates back thousands of years, having been discovered throughout the Southwest in early petroglyph drawings. The symbol is said to represent fertility, dance, mischief among other meanings. 

The necklace is comprised of fine sterling silver and includes a chain and pendant. The Kokopelli figure on the pendant is recessed with etched details that have been oxidized black, which highlights it beautifully against the smooth silver finish of the pendant. The pendant has been strung on a fine Italian sterling silver rope chain that complements it perfectly. It's a gorgeous necklace!

The pendant measures about 1 1/2 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. It is hallmarked "Sterling" (partially obscured) and with what appears to be a pictograph artist mark on the back of the pendant. I was not able to identify the mark. The chain is approximately 24 inches long and is hallmarked "925 Italy" on the end caps and "925" on the clasp. The combined weight of the set is 12.8 grams.

This is a wonderful piece from a very talented silver overlay artist! It would make a fine addition to a Native American silver collection and an exceptional gift. The pendant and chain are in excellent vintage condition. There is an area in the center of the Kokopelli where some silver shows through the black oxidation (photo #9). This could be re-oxidized black if desired but doesn't really detract from its beauty. It's a wonderful vintage find!

SIGNED: PENDANT-STERLING (PARTIALLY OBSCURED) & WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN ARTIST PICTOGRAPH MARK THAT COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED ON THE BACK OF THE PENDANT AND CHAIN-ITALY 925 ON THE END CAPS AND 925 ON THE CLASP

SIZE: PENDANT-APPROX 1 1/2 INCHES LONG AND 7/8 INCH WIDE AND CHAIN-APPROX 24 INCHES LONG

WEIGHT: 12.8 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THERE IS AN AREA IN THE CENTER OF THE KOKOPELLI FIGURE WHERE SOME SILVER SHOWS THROUGH THE BLACK OXIDATION. THIS COULD BE RE-OXIDIZED IF DESIRED BUT REALLY DOESN'T DETRACT FROM ITS BEAUTY. 

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