Navajo Sterling Silver Burro Pendant

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Robert Gene - Navajo Sterling Silver
Overlay Burro Pendant with Chain
HK Item #NP271

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Native American Navajo Sterling Silver  Burro pendant

Comes with 18" sterling silver chain as shown.

Height
7/8" including fixed bail
Materials
Sterling Silver
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Hallmarks
Artist's mark
Sterling
Artist
Robert Gene, Navajo

What is Overlay?

Overlay pieces are made of two sterling silver layers. The bottom layer is a piece of solid sterling silver. The top sterling silver layer has a cutout design. The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is heated so that they become one. The bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hash marks.

Robert Gene - Navajo
Sterling Silver Overlay
Burro
Pendant with Chain

NP271 - $25 SOLD

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