Bear pendant

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well!
I was wondering if anyone one might be able to hazard a guess on the maker of this? Any direction as to where to research further would be much appreciated.
Thank you for looking!


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It definitely is one of those styles you get nervous about when you first see it. However, you stone looks legit and that looks handmade. I did a little research and came across a similar style,
I think without a hallmark it is all a guess.


Thank you so much, I will have to check the feet.

I’m not sure if this is an L, or not?image

I don’t think that is a markers mark. The pendant is two sides and this is most likely where they meet and the seem just wasn’t buffed out, looks like it carries further up?

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Likely not a mark, Thank you!

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Thank you very much, I’ll take a look. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hello! the link to a lot of these shows no markings. I wonder why are they so sure that the piece is native american. I was just wondering thank you

looking closely at some of the dealers those links take you to there are a good number of
reputable, established sellers who buy direct from the Native American artists and state this in their mission statement or “about us” page.

an example is our forum host, Perry Null Trading Co. -

when I am trying to identify who might have made an unsigned piece I look for unique style or in the case of this bear pendant I felt the squared off attachment hook below the bale as well as the cobblestone inlay was an easy thing to visually spot looking over dozens of shots instead of clicking dozens of links.

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