Vintage Zuni Toons Cartoon Duck Pendant of Turquoise Mother of Pearl Inlay, Native American Jewelry

$349.00

This vintage pendant features that beloved duck, Donald, from childhood cartoons. This piece is made with turquoise, white and yellow Mother of Pearl, and stones or shells in a flush inlay on a brown-black Obsidian stone foundation. Donald is one of the most beloved cartoon characters. From an article about this wacky duck: "Over the course of nearly eight decades, Donald Duck has become one of the most celebrated and fondly remembered of all Disney characters. What is sometimes not remembered is that Donald began life in 1934 as a very different duck. His physical appearance, in his earliest films, was one that many of today’s Disney fans would scarcely recognize. Donald’s debut in The Wise Little Hen was built around his voice, supplied by the uniquely talented Clarence Nash. His appearance was simply that of a generic cartoon duck, with the long bill, extended neck, and waddling gait common to his species. In the spring and summer of 1936, in shorts like Orphans’ Picnic and Moving Day, audiences began to see changes in Donald’s design. His bill, still long and ducklike, became more malleable and expressive. His eyes grew larger, telegraphing his changes in expression. No longer a nondescript duck, he was becoming a distinct, unique individual. By the late 1930s, both Donald’s design and his personality had crystallized. The years 1937-1941 might be considered the peak of his acting career; they produced a series of delightful shorts which drove him, with exquisite artistry, to the breaking point time and again. When a 1938 audience saw a Donald Duck short with the title Self Control—and saw Donald, in its opening scene, happily relaxing in his hammock—they knew what to expect. The fun was in watching how his eponymous self-control would be shattered by film’s end; by what carefully crafted degrees the filmmakers would inflict life’s torments on him until, step by step, he lost his temper completely. And Donald never disappointed; his films invariably ended with a wild, sputtering paroxysm of rage." This particular piece is large and perfect for the person who loves Donald, or perhaps even shares some of his wacky personality traits. The maker did add the feet separately versus cutting them out of the one piece of obsidian foundation, so notice the lines on the back. Those feet are stable and not prone to cracking.

Measures about 2" tall by 1-1/2" wide. Weighs 9g. In excellent condition, purchased from the original owner, who said she bought the piece new in the 1970s and kept it stored in a jewelry box, never even wearing it.

Zuni toons fun!

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