Silver squash blossom necklace, attributed to Navajo Indian Silversmith Artist, Etsitty Tsosie (also called Eskiesosie) (circa 1880-1937). A double-strand of fine handmade beads necklace with sixteen filed domes set with beautiful natural turquoise stones. Each has an attached cast and stamped fleur-de-lis or corn stalk. The naja is set with four turquoise stones. It is finished with a hook and eye closure. The necklace is not hallmarked, but has a strong attribution to Eskiesose’s work.
Eskiesose was best known for his stamp making abilities and cast work. Both he and Hosteen Goodluck were commissioned to make stamps for trader C.G. Wallace.