Huge Dead Pawn Fred Thompson 925 Zuni Leekya Deyuse Turquoise Ring Estate
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Huge Dead Pawn Fred Thompson 925 Zuni Leekya Deyuse Turquoise Ring Estate:
!Up For sale:NAVAJO - DEAD PAWN'FRED THOMPSON'andZUNI Fetish Artist'LEEKYA DEYUSE'*Believed to be the COLLABORATION of Fred Thompson & Leekya Deyuse*HUGE!Men's Carved Turquoise RingRing Size: 10.5Top Measures: 1 3/8"L x Almost 1"W x 1/2"TallThis piece is HEAVY!Weight:38.3 GramsHallmarked/Signed: FRED THOMPSON Hallmark~(pictured)Stone looks to have a small chip (as pictured)Era: Pre-1960's/1960'sLarge Fan Floral Design on both sides of Shank/Band!Add this piece to yourCOLLECTIONor would make aGREAT Gift!
*FRED THOMPSON: 1921-2002*Thompson worked as a smith for Tobe Turpen at the age of 15 and built his career on the skills he learned in Turpen's shop.He made his own stamps, never sold to dealers, and only sold wholesale to Tobe Turpen.After serving in WWII, he continued to make pieces into the 1990's.He was a teacher as well as a silversmith.World renowned, he focused on traditional Navajo styles, producing his work with utmost skill using the highest quality stones available.
Thompson's pieces are now rare and hard to find.
*LEEKYA DEYUSE: 1899-1966*Leekya Deyuse's work draws the highest prices of all Zuni fetishes.Because of it's historic and artistic value, authentic Leekya Deyuse fetishesand jewelry are eagerly sought by Museums, Institutions, and collectors alike.While Leekya was a prolific artist, much of his work has not survived and rarely do new pieces come to market.Leekya Deyuse prices have been steadily rising. Fetish carvings from Leekya Deyuse sell for $2,000 - $40,000.His work is even sold at Sothebys.
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