Hi everyone! I’m looking at purchasing this necklace but was hoping to identify the maker before I do. Pretty confident it’s Zuni and I have seen similar and similarly signed pieces, though none are conclusively identified. Marked “JM Sterling”. Thanks in advance!
The mark looks similar to James Mason but he is navajo. I googled the name and someone is selling a very similar piece on etsy under that name but I wouldn’t take that as gospel they may just assume it is right
The necklace is pretty but just know that there are a lot of imports in the marketplace. There are some beautiful pieces by Native American artists but so many aren’t that I would be sure before investing a lot of money. Maybe @Jason could help here.
@islandmomma the other thread on same topic: