This fabulous large handcrafted pendant / pin was created by Ernest Thomas Bilagody Sr. It has an old style look and
features a thunderbird design with a center Dry Creek turquoise Stone.
Surrounding the stone is really nice deep stamp work and the silver all has a brushed darker sheen to it.
It has a hook type bail.
This talented artist passed away in 2014 so this piece, I believe, is new old stock.
It's possible is could be pre-owned.
Ernest Bilagody was born in Tuba City, Arizona to the Red House, Big Water Clan. His grandparents
are from Around The House Clan and Bitter Water Clan. He worked as a silversmith
for over 35 years, since the mid 1970's until his passing in 2014.
It's marked sterling and signed E.T.B. Sr.
It measures 2" tall by 2 7/8" at it's widest point.
Weight: 26.2 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)