Here is a whimsical Native American Zuni handcrafted Sterling Silver Inlaid pin pendant combination, featuring the Dog Pluto. Pluto measures 2 inches long and is inlaid with Mother of Pearl, Melon Shell, Turquoise, Black Jet & Coral.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase. Stamped Sterling. There is no hallmark but I guarantee it was made by Andrea Lonjose Shirley. Andrea does not have an agreement for making the pieces, so she is not signing them.
Andrea Lonjose Shirley lives in Zuni, New Mexico and is known for her character pieces. Her work can be found on display in fine public and private collections throughout the southwest and it is often seen in Zuni jewelry collecting guides.
Veronica Poblano as well as Mary Ann Poncho were some of the first Zuni artists to use these figures in their jewelry in the 1970's. They both gained a following and a reputation for the popular little figures. Andrea Lonjose Shirley is best known for her use of these characters today.