Glenn and Irene Sandoval made this wonderful vintage 1980s Navajo sterling silver Bear Clan fetish necklace. In Native American culture the bear is a highly regarded animal and the bear claw often represents protection and a connection to the animal. The large sterling silver bear fetish measures approx. 1 7/8 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches long (including the bail). It dangles from a 3.5mm diameter bow-tie chain with eight 1-inch rectangular silver overlay links.
The links alternate with bear and bear claw images. The back of the rectangular links are signed, "GS" (attributed to Glenn & Irene Sandoval) and marked, "sterling". The necklace stretches 25 1/2 inches inches and closes with a hook clasp marked "sterling".
There is a some vintage age wear and dark patina to this piece, including fine scratches to the silver. Please see detailed measurements below and photos for condition. Necklace Length : 25 1/2 inches.
Focal Pendant Length : 1 1/2 Inches (including bail). Focal Pendant Widest Point : 1 7/8 Inches. Rectangular Links: 1 inch x 5/16 inch. Condition: very good vintage condition, with vintage patina, expected age wear including fine scratches to the silver.
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The item "Glenn & Irene Sandoval Navajo sterling silver Bear Clan fetish necklace pendant" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "justifiable_expense" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.