Vintage Joe Tortalita Godber Burnham Spiderweb Turquoise Thunderbird Pendant
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Joe Tortalita was a fine silversmith in the 1960s-70s era from Santo Domingo Pueblo. He was a contemporary with such noted elders as Tony Aguilar, Juan Pedro Garcia and Vidal Aragon. This fine thunderbird pendant was among his earliest creations. It bridges the Fred Harvey era and contemporary times. Note the fine old natural Godber Burnham turquoise used to highlight the composition. The gems are deep blue with black spiderweb matrix, the high grade found at the mine.
Pendant Size: 3-3/16 in. x 2-1/2 in. Center Stone Size: 11/16 in. x 9/16 in. Bale Diameter: 1/8 in. (adjustable)
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