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Very Fine Zuni Fetish Necklace

Currency:USD Category:American Indian Art Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Very Fine Zuni Fetish Necklace
Property being sold is not new! Dents, dings, scratches and other damage may be present—and is common—on used and vintage items. Items are available for preview well in advance of the auction and we take several pictures as well. Please inspect thoroughly PRIOR to bidding. Once auctioneer says “SOLD” Buyer assumes all responsibility for items.
Maker: The tag says, Edna Leki (1924 - 2003), Zuni. However, this has been strongly attributed to Lavina Tsikewa (1938 -?) the daughter of Mary and David Tsikewa (sister of Edna Leki). Approx. Age: Circa 1970s. Size: Fits 21” on the shortest strand and 26” on the longest. Condition: Good. NOS. Additional Info: Wether this is made by Lavina Tsikewa or her aunt, Edna Leki, either way, they are both well-known fetish carvers from the same family. Experts agree, this looks more like Lavina's work (a few coral fetishes may have been thrown in from elsewhere). It is very nicely carved with turquoise heishi with sterling findings. Please look closely at the pictures - they are an important part of our description. Shipping: There will be a $5 handling / packaging fee for shipping this lot. The actual cost of postage will be added on top of that.

Property being sold is not new! Dents, dings, scratches and other damage may be present—and is common—on used and vintage items. Items are available for preview well in advance of the auction and we take several pictures as well. Please inspect thoroughly PRIOR to bidding. Once auctioneer says “SOLD” Buyer assumes all responsibility for items.