I've arranged to bring you some truly wonderful pieces on consignment.
Please check with me for availability before you purchase.
That's retail price in on the piece. I'll take the markings off before I ship.
This stunning large pendant was created by Master Inlay Zuni artist Quintin Quam.
It features an intricately inlaid red Cardinal
as well as flowers and other designs.
The pendant has inlaid coral, turquoise, jet and white shell.
It was a bit difficult to photograph because of reflections.
It's marked sterling and signed Q Quam Zuni.
It measures 3" tall, plus bail, by 1 3/8" at it's widest point.
Pendant weight: 30 grams on my scale
Certificate of Authenticity included.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Quintin Quam was born on August 11, 1962 to Constance Richards and Daniel Quam at home in Gallup, New Mexico, as there were no hospitals until the 1970s. He is the fifth of nine children. He is the only one in his family carrying on the tradition of the exquisite and intricate inlay birds.
The biggest influence in his life were the Edaakies and Haloos, among others. He enjoys working and spends 15 hours a day cutting, stamping, drilling, doming and inlaying stones. His work is amazingly detailed and precise. He truly loves what he does.
In his spare time he likes to bike, play softball, basketball and trying to stay healthy. At this time none of his 3 children are not continuing with jewelry due to lack of patience and other interests. Quintin is a happy man that likes to bring joy to others with his work.
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 :)