Navajo

Lot 128 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) STARTING PRICE FOR THIS ITEM: $6,500 / ESTIMATE: $10,000-$15,000

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J6610

Additional Information

  • Circa: 1980s
  • Size: 25''

137.8g, 25" long, 3.5" x 2" center pendant. Large Bisbee stone Condition excellent, see additional photographs Description: Lee Yazzie is one of the exceptional Native jewelers who has mastered both the art of stone inlay and the art of silversmithing. Yazzie grew up in Vanderwagen, NM, in a family of traditional Navajo silversmiths. He intended to study accounting but a medical problem forced him to leave college. While convalescing he took up silversmithing to help his mother support the family. Yazzie worked for Joe Tanner’s trading post for several years cutting stones for jewelry, and there took on his younger brother Raymond as an apprentice. Lee worked at his craft for twenty years, he said, before “I started recognizing the talent I was blessed with.” Now he focuses on quality, making about 10 pieces per year based on traditional motifs refined and embellished with his own style and his skill with stone settings. Yazzie’s jewelry has been featured in many books and magazines and has garnered many top awards at shows and competitions. His most recent exhibition, “Glittering World: Jewelry of the Yazzie Family,” focusing on the work of Lee and Raymond, was shown at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in New York City in 2015-2016. This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 9:00 am PACIFIC TIME via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction titled, “Spring 2022 Auction - Medicine Man Gallery and Auction.” This will be an online auction on LiveAuctioneers.com. STARTING PRICE FOR THIS ITEM: $6,500. ESTIMATE: $10,000-$15,000. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. If you have any questions or need additional information about this lot, please call us at 800-422-9382 or email us at [email protected] FEES CHARGED: (1.) Buyer's premium is 28% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above (2).There is no surcharge for credit card transactions. (3.) Sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers who have (a) a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. For shipments to countries outside of the USA, the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees. We do our own packing and shipping in house. SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow handling time of up to 3 to 4 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In-gallery pick-up date starts Wednesday May 17th by appt – Please call to schedule pick-up 800-422-9382.

Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610)
Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) 1 Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) 2 Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) 3 Lot 129 Lee Yazzie (b. 1946) - Navajo Bisbee Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Beaded Necklace c. 1980s, 25" length (J6610) 4

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