EXTREMELY RARE ABSOLUTE PRISTINE set! As of December 2022 - I could not locate another one of these Edward A. Leekity HORSE sets on the internet for sale. It is my understanding that, sadly, Edward died from the COVID INFLUENZA in 2021.These EDWARD A LEEKITY sets are very rare. Nearly impossible to find them and when you do they are missing their earrings. This SET still has it's original earrings from Edward and tragically he will be not making anymore. ZUNI Native American Indian HORSE Squash Blossom Necklace and earrings set. Although this does not have the typical "squash blossoms" it is considered that style/type of necklace by some collectors.
Meticulously Handmade by Zuni Indian artist EDWARD A LEEKITY (deceased: 2021) please see photos for artist's personal hallmark E. 94 (this is believed to be crafted in 1994 since Edward generally hallmarked his pieces with the year he created them). Please very carefully study all the inlay and hand-carving. Absolutely never worn, never used. It has been kept in a vault in a plastic bag from a private high-end Native American Indian artifacts collection for years.There is some tarnish to the sterling silver which is to be expected from oxidation thru the years. Note: there is some tarnish from oxidation thru the years. Genuine NATURAL turquoise stones, creamy white mother-of-pearl seashell stones, black onyx, what appears to be leopard skin jasper (for the "pinto" horses) and abalone seashell stones. No damaged stones, no cracked stones, no missing stones. LARGE FULL SIZE NECKLACE : 26 1/2 clasp to clasp.
129 grams of weight on the necklace. According to MY jeweler's scale. Different scales may be calibrated slightly different.
1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Matching earrings for pierced ears. 1 3/8" x 1 1/8". Sizes are accurate but due to different measuring devices possibly being "slightly different" I put "approximately" as a gauge for your reference. This truly is one of those EXTREMELY RARE pieces that belong in a Native American Indian Zuni tribe/nation museum.
SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION will be required for YOUR protection. Item inventory #: MB - LEEKITY Consignment. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants".The seller is "rustic-moon" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.