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Fine Authentic Pre-Columbian Jade Necklace From The Judge Stone Collection

$155.50 46 Bids 13h, 30-Day Returns

Seller: rocketflyer (3,832) 100%, Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361812498960 FINE AUTHENTIC PRE COLUMBIAN JADE NECKLACE FROM THE COLLECTION OF JUDGE CLAUDE U. STONE RECENTLY ACQUIRED A NUMBER OF ITEMS FROM THE FAMILY OF THE LATE JUDGE CLAUDE U. STONE OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS, A DISTINGUISHED AND WELL KNOWN COLLECTOR IN THE 1930'S AND 1940'S AND ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE ILLINOIS STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. MOST OF STONE'S ORIGINAL COLLECTION HAS LONG SINCE BEEN DISPERSED AND SCATTERED AMONG MUSEUMS AND THE COLLECTING COMMUNITY. THE RECENT ITEMS WERE FOUND WHILE CLEANING OUT CLAUDE STONE JR.'S HOUSE EARLIER THIS YEAR. THERE WERE MANY BEADS FROM NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA, SHELL AND BONE ORNAMENTS FROM CALIFORNIA, BOOKS, OLD LETTERS, MEMORABILIA AND PHOTOS, ETC. THIS FINE STRAND OF JADE BEADS AND JADE HUMAN EFFIGY PENDANT IS ONE OF SEVERAL JADE ITEMS IN THE COLLECTION. AS MR. STONE TRAVELED MORE THAN ONCE TO MEXICO AND GUATEMALA IN THE 1930'S, IT IS ASSUMED THAT IT WAS ACQUIRED AT THAT TIME. THE NUMBER 653 ON THE BACK OF ONE BEAD IS A CATALOG NUMBER ASSIGNED BY THE SON, CLAUDE JR. IN THE LATE 1950'S WHEN THE REMNANTS OF THE COLLECTION WERE INVENTORIED. THE NECKLACE MEASURES APPROX. 18" LONG. IT CONTAINS 52 CONICAL BEADS UP TO 5/8" IN SIZE, 2 TUBULAR BEADS MEASURING 3/4" AND 1", AND A FINE HUMAN EFFIGY PENDANT MEASURING 1 1/2". THE NECKLACE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IT IS GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE. . STARTS AT 5.99

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