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Tommy Singer Water Bird Necklace

1,915.00
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Tommy Singer Water Bird Necklace

1,915.00

Tommy Singer turquoise and coral chip inlay Navajo shadowbox water bird necklace, from our old pawn and estate collection.

Approx: 28 1/2" length, center circle 2 1/2" diameter, each single water bird 1 1/2" x 3/4", 183.5 grams.

 

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Tommy Singer turquoise and coral chip inlay Navajo shadowbox water bird necklace, from our old pawn and estate collection.

Approx: 28 1/2" length, center circle 2 1/2" diameter, each single water bird 1 1/2" x 3/4", 183.5 grams.

 

Tommy Singer (1940-2014)

Tommy Singer is probably one of the most sought after Navajo artists of the 20th & 21st centuries. He is credited with originating the chip inlay style of Navajo jewelry of the 1960s that came to be very popular in the 1970s. He was a member of the Navajo nation from Winslow, Arizona. He learned silversmithing from his father and incorporated tribal symbolism in his art.

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This wonderful necklace is in the squash blossom style and hallmarked on the back with crescent moon and S, an early hallmark used by Tommy Singer. Center piece features a suspended waterbird with chip inlaid turquoise and coral over a shadow box with Navajo stamp work; the top of the shadow box circle is wider than the bottom, as per the photos. A double row of Navajo pearls strung on linked chain supports 14 more water birds.