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Lot 226

226: Navajo Tufa-Cast Silver and Turquoise Ketoh Collec

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Description

Navajo Tufa-Cast Silver and Turquoise Ketoh Collected by Virginia Doneghy (1900-1981)

With large triangular turquoise stone in center and with simple stamped motifs on arms radiating out from center silver plaque, length 3.25 in. x width 2.5 in.
second quarter 20th century

Virginia Doneghy (1900-1981) was a lifetime collector of Native Southwestern jewelry. Her passion begun in the late 1930s on a trip to Santa Fe where she caught a glimpse of the most beautiful necklace in the window of La Fonda Hotel (1982:182). From that point forward, her collection blossomed. Doneghy developed an interesting and comprehensive group of jewelry which ranged from everyday use to special occasion pieces. The collection is published by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in, Southwest Indian Silver from the Doneghy Collection, 1982.

Provenance: Property of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Ex Virginia Doneghy (1900-1981) Collection

Condition

Crack across stone, otherwise fine.
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20% up to 200,000
15% above 200,001

Estimate $600 – $800
Starting Bid $300
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