CV31 - Thunderbird Pin/Pendant
About This Piece
The Vanderpool collection is made up of several fine Navajo, Zuni, and Mexican pieces of jewelry, collected over a lifetime of travel throught the southwest. Sadly, I do not have the individual story behind each piece, but I have included as much information as I am able to verify for each piece.
The style of this collection ranges from the 1940s to the 2000s but each piece is difficult to pinpoint the time line. I have made every effort to identify any marker's mark include it in the description. Many Native Silversmiths do have well known and documents marks and when I could find it, I included the name and as much personal information about the maker as I could find.
This was a well loved collection. Some pieces have some damage or missing stones and their prices are adjusted accordingly.
Ms. Vanderpool had a small figure, and the collection reflects this. Some pieces may be resized, but most (pieces with stone settings) are not recommended for resizing. If there is a style you like, I can help you locate a similar piece in your size, as I know several living artists and dealers of vintage jewelry.