Vintage Navajo JERRY ROAN Signed Pendant Brooch - Sterling Silver Lizard Pendant Brooch
This is a pendant brooch by the highly collectible Navajo artist, Jerry Roan (1919-1977). A darling sterling silver lizard, with exquisite hands and feet, and a curled tail are depicted in sterling silver, with an unknown stone inlaid across it's back. The inside of the bracelet is marked with one of Jerry Roan's hallmarks (3rd hallmark).
(NOTE: This appraised for $120)
Navajo tribal native Jerry Roan had a long and productive life as a silversmith and jewelry maker. He began actively working at silversmithing around 1968 and continued for almost 30 years. In 1969, a year after he began smithing, he won a 1st Place Award at the Navajo Tribal Fair in Arizona.
Roan was included in the 2002 exhibit “Jewels of the Southwest” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, and the Yellowhorse Museum in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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Neutral Colors that can be worn with any color clothes
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14 inches - Collar - Tightly around the neck
16 inches - Choker - Tightly against base of throat
18 inches - Princess - On the collarbone
20 to 24 inches - Matinee - Between the collarbone and the bust
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