On the Trail of Quality Since 1976

Vintage Navajo squash blossom with actual branch coral.

$2,350.00

Description

This squash is older than the Drifter's first wife.  And about as colorful as well.  This aged beauty—the squash blossom, not the ex-wife—is big, elaborate and expensive.  It contains 18 pieces of real branch coral.  Coral is dying-off worldwide and current prices of what little is left on the shelves has hit the roof.  The Drifter acquired this from a customer.  She was left the piece after a death of a family member who had bought it near Farmington, New Mexico many  decades earlier.   "I don't know why she bought this and held onto it for so long," she said.  I do.  End-to-end it's a little over 30-inches.  It's hard to get these big, elaborate squash blossoms on a gram scale, but suffice to say it is made from thick-gauge silver and is substantial.  There's a reason Mercedes-Benz motorcars are heavy.  It's hard to put a true value on a unique piece like this, but it's priced very reasonable for what it represents.  They are not making any more like this one.











Reviews