IN THIS AUCTION: a vintage signed "L Sandoval" "Sterling" Sterling silver Navajo/Native American "Kokopelli" pin or brooch - exactly as shown in the photos. THe silversmith is either Larry or Leroy Sandoval (from page 150 of "Hallmarks of The Southwest")The pin measures approximately 55mm (2 1/8 + inches) top to bottom.Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwest United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music. the pin is in good pre-owned condition with some very minor wear, recently polished and weighs 3.7 grams on our scale. ALL SIZES are approximate. PLEASE ask any and all questions BEFORE BIDDING as all sales are final, insurance is not required but certainly suggested as we cannot and will not be responsible for lost or undelivered mail. Most of our items are purchased directly from estates, from estate sales or at auctions in large groups and as such are generally NOT NEW but pre-owned or used. Keeping this in mind most items show some small signs of wear, but we make every effort to mention major defects or damage. Large photos are provided to help as a guide to condition. All payments are required within 7 days of auction end, shipping on multiple wins will be combined at the cost of.50 cents per item and we will hold packages for multiple wins but payment must still be made in a timely fashion. THANK YOU in advance for your time and consideration.
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