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A Dedicated Collector; More from the Trusdell Estate

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A Dedicated Collector; More from the Trusdell Estate

A Dedicated Collector; More from the Trusdell Estate


15% Off the entire collection through April 15th

Our second show featuring early Navajo & Pueblo Jewelry from the Lynn Trusdell estate. The collection includes over 120 pieces dating from the 1950's and earlier including bracelets, buckles, silver boxes, and more. - -

Collectors are a special breed, compelled to accumulate pieces they love and that nourish them back. Biologists have pointed out that many different species of animals also collect, from ferrets, raccoons and packrats to ravens, and even the stiffle fish. While we can't be certain what motivates people to collect, we can certainly know the results when we see them, and Lynn Trusdell's collection of Native Jewelry certainly ranks as one of the largest and most complete collections of old indian jewelry ever assembled. - -

For over four decades, Lynn Trusdell carefully squirreled away the best pieces of old Indian jewelry that resurfaced around her, in the small old canal town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Through her antique shop, The Crown and the Eagle, and the famous local flea market at Lambertville, she bought and sold thousands of pieces of southwestern Indian jewelry. The best she kept for herself and her friends. Many of the pieces were published in two collector books on Southwestern Indian Jewelry by Schiffer Publications. Recently her collection has been bringing record prices for Native jewelry at auction. Now, selections from her personal collection are available again after decades of being off the market. Over 120 pieces from her estate will be offered to our dedicated and new collectors alike on June 4th with an opening reception from 5 to 7pm at Steve Elmore Indian Art gallery in Santa Fe at 839 Paseo de Peralta.


A Dedicated Collector; More from the Trusdell Estate
Select Ceramics From A Private Collection
Selected Native American Baskets
A Dedicated Collector; More from the Trusdell Estate
Pueblo Pottery
Native American Baskets
Navajo & Pueblo Jewelry
Navajo & Pueblo Textiles
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Native American Fine Art
More Native American Art
Western Artist & Vintage Photographs