Petite Squash Blossom Necklace – have you ever seen one?

Hi Paula,

I have a petite squash blossom that I’ve never seen another like it. Measures 12 1/4″ end to end, the naja is 1/2 x 1/2″. How you ever seen one this small? Maker?

Pamela

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Hi Pamela,

I’ve never seen one quite like yours but I’d guess either:

Navajo made OR

Native American style, shop made such as Bell Trading type piece OR

imported (not NA made)

Here is a small Navajo made squash blossom necklace – it is 16 inches long and made with 3 mm beads.

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Miniature Squash Blossom Necklace by Larry Curley

You can see how small it is by the dime in the photo – similar scale to yours I’d think.

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Here is a small Zuni needlepoint squash blossom necklace that is 18″ long and the Naja is 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″

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Miniature Zuni Needlepoint Squash Blossom Necklace by Lorena Peina

Paula

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Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace Hallmark RA

Hi Paula

I have a squash Blossom that has a Hallmark with a backward R attached to an A the letters are in Caps. The two letters are Back to back but attached to each other (combined to make one separate image. Can you identify?
Thanks Rob


Hi Rob,

According to Hallmarks of the Southwest by Barton Wright, that hallmark belongs to Navajo silversmith Roy Anderson Jr. who worked for White Hogan. His father was Roy Anderson and his sister is Evelyn Anderson.

Perhaps others have more to add about this artist.

 

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