The artist was a recognized master of meticulously fashioned silver work, often paired with equally fine inlay.
Sadly for us all, he passed away unexpectedly, but we turned up a very few pieces of his, including this pendant.
Unusually, this is a marvelously shaped, overlaid, bear paw in sterling silver, alone.
With its dramatic form and sharp contrast, it needs nothing else.
Brilliantly polished silver is laid atop a densely darkened silver base.
Gracefully tapered claws, and a rounded “pad” of the paw, are almost incandescently lustrous.
The bail is concave, so it gleams just as brightly. It is round enough to accept beads up to 1/2-inch in diameter.
A bear paw confers protection on its owner, and also conveys the bear’s hunting and survival savvy.
Superb in design and fabrication, this pendant will look equally special on a man, as on a woman.