Late 1800's Ingot Silver Earrings of drawn wire by unknown Pueblo artist
We call these dramatic Spanish Colonial influence Pueblo earrings "the Sisters".
Fabricated, using coin silver ingot-drawn wire and hammer stretched sheet, the artist spared no detail. Each bezel is cut with a decorative edge. Curved wire work flanks the central body with its triangular turquoise stone--one of four deep blue to green in each pendant. Flattened wire twists and a miniature squash blossom suspend from each earring like fringe from the hem of a skirt.
Pendants are approximately 2 1/4" length X 11/16" to 13/16" width. The wire adds 1/2" for a total 2 3/4" length.
13.9 grams, .45 troy ounces (for both)
Unknown Pueblo jeweler
Dedicated collector of extremely early indigenous made jewelry