Vintage Carol Felley Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace, Offset, Spiderweb Fan Pendant, Southwestern #c532

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Vintage Carol Felley Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace, Offset, Spiderweb Fan Pendant, Southwestern #c532
I present today this superb vintage sterling silver and turquoise statement necklace from reknowned silversmith, Carol Felley! 

This glorious handmade necklace is an early piece created by New Mexican silversmith, Carol Felley. She is a well-known Southwestern silversmith and her pieces are quite coveted. Her designs are influenced by both Native American and Mexican cultures. 

The necklace is comprised of very large blue and green turquoise beads with large round sterling beads interspersed amongst them. An amazing offset, fan-shaped pendant sits vertically on one side of the necklace. It is adorned with a very large, blue and black, navette-shaped spiderweb turquoise cabochon at the top and is fluted and flared out at the bottom. The necklace terminates at two large sterling beads and long, stamped end cones. It closes with a hook and eye style closure. It's a stunning masterpiece!

The necklace measures about 25 inches long and weighs 105.3 grams. The pendant is approximately 3 1/8 inches long and 1 17/8 inches wide. The spiderweb turquoise cabochon is about 10mm wide and 28mm long and the turquoise beads range in size from approximately 10mm to 12mm in size. The necklace is signed on the back of the pendant with the sunrise pictograph and with the word "SUNRISE" which is one of Carol Felley's maker's marks. It is also hallmarked "Sterling" on the back of the pendant.

This Carol Felley creation is simply amazing! With its gorgeous large turquoise beads and huge statement pendant, it is a true treasure. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition. There is some mild slack to the necklace, but at some point, the knotted ends were reinforced with jewelry adhesive so it is in no danger of breaking. It could easily be re-strung if desired. There is a touch of adhesive on the back of the bottom of the pendant near where the knot was reinforced. The necklace has been lightly polished, but patina from age still remains on the silver. Nothing here that detracts from the beauty of this splendid piece! It's a fabulous vintage find!

SIGNED: SUNRISE PICTOGRAPH, SUNRISE AND STERLING ON THE BACK OF THE PENDANT

SIZE: NECKLACE-APPROX 25 INCHES LONG, PENDANT-APPROX 3 1/8 INCHES LONG AND 1 7/8 INCHES WIDE, SPIDERWEB CAB-APPROX 10MM WIDE AND 28MM LONG AND TURQUOISE BEADS-APPROX 10MM TO 12MM

WEIGHT: 105.3 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/HANDLING. THERE IS SOME MILD SLACK TO NECKLACE BUT KNOTTED ENDS HAVE BEEN REINFORCED WITH JEWELRY ADHESIVE. A TOUCH OF ADHESIVE IS ON THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM OF THE PENDANT NEAR THE REINFORCED KNOT. NECKLACE HAS BEEN LIGHTLY POLISHED, BUT PATINA FROM AGE REMAINS ON THE SILVER. NOTHING HERE THAT DETRACTS FROM THIS AMAZING BEAUTY!

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