Lot 151 - Navajo Turquoise Inlay and Silver Post Earrings c. 1950s, 1" x 1" (J8559)


Additional Information

  • Circa: 1950s
  • Size: 1'' x 1''

This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 9:00 am MST/PDT via and will last approximately 4-5 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. To participate, please create your account on and click on our auction preview to sign up for approval in advance. This will be a computer online auction, so be sure to create your account as soon as possible. Once your account is approved, you may leave absentee bids on items through NOTE SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow a handling time of 1 to 3 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. STARTING PRICE: is $100. ESTIMATE $250 - $300. 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. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. 5.6 grams, 1" x 1", per earring. The silver has acquired a nice, even patina, and the stones are securely set. There are no cracks or chips to the stones. Each earring's center stone is approximately 5mm (0.19"). Acquired from an old family collection in Florida. The owner inherited the collection from her mother, aunt, and grandmother, who were all collectors and admirers of Native American antiques. The grandmother grew up working on a ranch in New Mexico. She later took a job near Silver City, but contracted typhoid. At the time, there was not much the doctors could do, so she was sent home. Her mother nursed her back to health, and she later married and had 2 children, proving the impossible to the doctors. In 1942, she was the County School Superintendent in Fort Sumner. In 1945, she was in charge of teacher certifications with the State of New Mexico Department of Education in Santa Fe. Most of the jewelry in this collection was purchased in northern New Mexico between 1955 and 1972 by the grandmother and the aunt while living in Santa Fe. The aunt was also a teacher, and many of the students were Native Americans. Both the grandmother and the aunt would purchase directly from the students, their parents, and local trading posts. In gallery pick up date starts October 14th by appointment. NOTE FEES CHARGED: 1. Our buyer's premium is 25% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above. 2. US sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers (a) with a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt states (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire, and Delaware), (c) international buyers. 3. We charge for shipping. For all 50 domestic states in the USA, please refer to the flat rate shipping fee added to this item. If you win more than one lot, we will combine the shipping fee for you. For countries outside of the USA, a shipping fee will be added based on the destination, and the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees.

Lot 151 - Navajo Turquoise Inlay and Silver Post Earrings c. 1950s, 1" x 1" (J8559)
Lot 151 - Navajo Turquoise Inlay and Silver Post Earrings c. 1950s, 1" x 1" (J8559) 1
Lot 151 - Navajo Turquoise Inlay and Silver Post Earrings c. 1950s, 1" x 1" (J8559)
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