Vintage Harold Lovato Sterling Silver Overlay Bear Paw Pendant Necklace - Kewa Pueblo - Rare #c800

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Vintage Harold Lovato Sterling Silver Overlay Bear Paw Pendant Necklace - Kewa Pueblo - Rare #c800
For offer today, I have this beautiful Native American silver overlay pendant necklace from Harold Lovato!

Harold Lovato was an award-winning silversmith from the Kewa Pueblo tribe of New Mexico (Santo Domingo). He created jewelry circa the 1950s through the 1990s and was well known for his silver overlay work. His works have been featured in many prominent venues, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

This Lovato necklace is comprised of fine sterling silver and includes a chain and pendant. The pendant features a classic Native American bear paw print motif, a symbol of spirit and strength, that is of great significance to Native Americans. The recessed areas of the paw print display wonderful etched details that have been oxidized black, which highlights them against the smooth silver background. The shape of the pendant is freeform and follows the shape of the paw print. The pendant has been strung on a sterling silver box chain from Italy. It's a gorgeous necklace!

The pendant measures about 1 1/8 inches long and 7/8 inch wide. It is signed with the conjoined letters "HL" for Harold Lovato on the back. It is not hallmarked but tested as sterling silver on a Tri Electronics gold and silver tester. The chain is approximately 16 inches long and is hallmarked "925 Italy" on its attached ring and "925" on the side of the spring ring clasp. The combined weight of the set is 6.5 grams.

This is a wonderful piece from a very talented silversmith! Kewa Pueblo pieces are less commonly found making them rare and quite collectible. The necklace would make a fine addition to a Native American silver collection and an exceptional gift. The pendant and chain are in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear or to gift right out of the box!

SIGNED: PENDANT-CONJOINED LETTERS HL FOR HAROLD LOVATO AND CHAIN-925, ITALY ON ATTACHED RING AND 925 ON THE CLASP

SIZE: PENDANT-APPROX 1 1/8 INCHES LONG AND 7/8 INCH WIDE AND CHAIN-APPROX 16 INCHES LONG

WEIGHT: 6.5 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE & POSSIBLY SOME MILD TARNISH.

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