😢 SOLD – MARK CHEE Navajo Bisbee Turquoise and Sterling Silver Screw-Back Earrings

$1,500.00

Out of stock

Description

  • These are beautiful, natural Bisbee Turquoise earrings by one of the most collectable Navajo silversmiths, Mark Chee.
  • The stones are natural, and have natural inclusions and fissures, as pictured.
  • Mark Chee is Navajo (Dine’). He was born in 1930. He is from the Lukachukai Mountains area near the Four Corners area. He enlisted in the military in 1942 and ended his inlistment in 1945. Mark began making jewelry and in 1946, he won first prize and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, NM. He later joined both the Al Packard and Frank Pantania galleries in Santa Fe, NM. He passed away at the age of 67.
Condition
Vintage as pictured
Length of Earrings
Approximately 3/4″ long x 1/2″ wide 
Composition
Bisbee Turquoise, Sterling Silver
Weight in grams
7.3
Artist’s Identity
Mark Chee, Navajo Silversmith
Hallmarks
Chee, Thunderbird