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double strands of coral and various shaped silver beads and objects; each with a pendant of large 19th c. silver coin adorned with smaller coins, 18.5" and 23.5 lengths
From the collection of a Connecticut gentleman. "I purchased most of my chachales from Julio Matzariegos in Patzun, Guatemala from 1965 to 1968. Some had to be restrung. He was later killed when his jeep turned over on him."
Coral and silver were considered signs of wealth for both the Spaniards and the Maya. The Maya passed their coral from generation to generation. The West Coast of Guatemala provided a source of coral for centuries until the supply was exhausted by the Spaniards n the early 18th c. After that, imported glass was used.
Restrung on filament; coin pendant on one needs better attachment.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Realized: $300 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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