Patania, Frank Sr. (1898-1964)
Frank Patania Sr. (1898-1964) - Colorado Lapis and Sterling Silver Necklace c. 1950-60s, 16" length (J90206B-0221-001)
- Circa: 1950-60s
- Size: 16''
83.3g, 16" length, 1.5" x 1.125" center pendant. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. This necklace belonged to the owner's mother, who purchased it at the Thunderbird Shop in Santa Fe Plaza between the year of 1968 and 1970. At that time, it was considered a special piece, not on usual display in the Thunderbird Shop, and only brought out for viewing to select collectors. The owner used to spend the summers in New Mexico, and would spend time with Frank Patania Sr's. three children throughout the 1960s and '70s. The owner's mother was best friends with Patania's eldest daughter.