Vintage Bennie Ration Sterling Silver Kachina Necklace Pin Pendant

$995.00

Vintage Bennie Ration sterling silver kachina necklace pin pendant. A stunning intricate Native American design from Ration, featuring a kachina, a deified ancestral spirit in the mythology of Pueblo Indians on a beaded sterling chain.

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Description

Vintage Bennie Ration sterling silver kachina necklace pin pendant. A stunning intricate Navajo inspired geometric design from Ration, featuring a kachina, a deified ancestral spirit in the mythology of Pueblo Indians on a beaded sterling chain. The spiritual design is carved in sterling silver. The kachina figure has a pin on the back of the item so it doubles as a brooch or can simply act as a way of securing the heavy piece to clothing. Stamped “B.R” on the back, along with Ration’s signature bird of prey talon hallmark, above the word “sterling”.  A hook clasp secures the chain.

Native American silversmith Bennie Ration was born March 21, 1955, on the Canoncito Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. After a brief stint as a graphic designer, Ration “fell back” into the art of silversmithing, his father’s trade. With a look and style that he had developed as a graphic designer, he began making three dimensional figures in silver. His many wearable art designs included kachina figures, southwestern animals, feathers and Navajo inspired geometric patterns.

Measurements:

Pendant measures approximately 3 ¼” Tall x 2” Wide

Height to top of bail is 4”

Necklace chain measures 18”

Condition:

Pre-owned, this item is in very good condition. No cracks, chips, repairs or major blemishes however, light scratches are present commensurate with use. Minor signs of tarnish, however, this could be counteracted with a precise clean. Lastly, please view all the photographs as they serve as an extension to the description and condition report.

*please note the display stands are not included*