Navajo Artist Lloyd Becenti Roadrunner Brooch
2" x 1.25"
RARE sterling silver and turquoise stone roadrunner brooch made in 1975 by Navajo artist Lloyd Becenti. This darling pin is southwestern in style with a bit of fun as the roadrunner takes off to his next destination. Bright blue turquoise stones are seen as the eyeball and the body. They are nestled in a sterling silver bezel with a scalloped edge. The stones are raw cut and have some imperfections and rough edges to add to the Native American feel of this piece. This is such a lovely gift or item to add to your personal collection. We love adding brooches to coats, blouses, purses, belts, scarves, ties and more! It is marked Sterling and LL (Lloyd Becenti) and '75 on the back.
Lloyd, a resident of Gallup, NM is known for his Native American jewelry and comes from the talented Becenti family of artisans that include silversmiths, weavers & painters. The amount of talent in this family is staggering. All of the carvings on the sterling were hand-tooled.
CONDITION: This piece is in beautiful and working condition. The sterling is tarnished due to age but can be polished up to shine if you wish to do so.