1940-50s Bisbee Sterling Silver Squashblossom Necklace

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1940-50s Bisbee Sterling Silver Squashblossom Necklace
$ 8,500.00 +shipping
Superb and very rare circa 1940s-50s sterling silver squash blossom necklace by an unknown master silversmith. This piece was acquired from a private collector who described the stones as Bisbee turquoise and every silverwork component to be custom made.  The necklace may have been re-strung and contains eight stylized squash blossoms, each set with one turquoise stone on top of the blossom. The silver naja features six squashes set in two rows of round bench beads with a larger turquoise stone set in the top center squash. The turquoise is oval or freeform cabochon cut, of high polish, and range in size from approximately 14.0 millimeter by 8.0 millimeter to approximately 20.0 millimeter by 12.0 millimeter. The necklace measures approximately thirty one inches long. The naja measures approximately four inches long by four inches wide. There is no hallmark or maker stamp. Necklace hangs at about: 17.5 in. Gross weight: 15.04 Troy oz.  Tested and possibly indicated  higher silver content than sterling silver. 
Sku: 203496