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Lot 0107
**Originally Listed At $125**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Manabi culture, ca. 500 BCE to 500 CE. An elegant necklace with a central drop pendant comprised of three petite, ancient pottery spindle whorls in hues of orange, brown, and black. Each spindle whorl depicts an abstract avian figure in low-relief atop a white-colored ground, and a thin sterling silver bar holds the beads in place. The thin chain is also sterling silver, with a suspension loop and lobster clasp on the ends. So lovely and ready to wear! Size of necklace: 16.75" L (42.5 cm); size of central pendant: 1.75" H (4.4 cm); quality of sterling silver: 92.5% or higher.

Provenance: ex-collection of Hank Johnson, HD Enterprise, Denver, Colorado, USA

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#132384

Condition

Strung in modern times and wearable as shown. All sterling silver components are modern while pottery beads are ancient. Spindle whorls have age-commensurate surface wear and small nicks to low-relief details, otherwise intact and very good.

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Ecuadorian Spindle Whorl Drop Necklace

Estimate $150 - $225Jan 28, 2019
Louisville, CO, USA