Joe Delgarito Piece

I have a piece I know is made by Joe Delgarito since it shows the stylized D and the copyright. But the piece also shows initials ALV. I can’t find any information on Joe Delgarito except to identify the hallmark. With the copyright symbol, I am wondering if Joe Delgarito runs a silver shop and the true artist is ALV? If so, who is ALV? Also, the things suspended are a corn plant and a cross, but is the other one a pine cone? Like a Pinon Pine cone? I know that the Native Americans in the southwest used the pine nuts for food. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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From what I have seen the D is the shop mark and if Joe Delgarito is the artist his name is stamped on the back in addition to the D. The ALV is the artist of the piece, but I do I have not found the name. Hope this helps. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Jason. That does help.