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Floral Channel Set Necklace & Earrings

Anselm Wallace

About The Floral Channel Set Necklace & Earrings

The ultimate feminine accessory eternal blooms of hand-crafted inlay of green sea snail mother of pearl and red coral set in forged sterling silver! Every soft, heart-shaped petal is carefully cut from a select portion of the shell, so that the grained chatoyance of the mother of pearl creates an illusion of three dimensions. The petals appear supple, cupped and curved, as they overlap one another in all the colors of a Grand Canyon sunrise.

The five-petal earring blossoms and nine of eleven graduated five and six petal flowers of the necklace garland are all made of green sea snail shell with strawberry red coral hearts. Two of three central blossoms have strawberry red coral petals with mother of pearl hearts. This group is framed gracefully with a stem of three repousse hand-stamped leaves on each side.

The necklace is assembled on a double strand of hand-fabricated silver beads. Clip on earrings are entirely lightweight and comfortable to wear! These perennials are a stunning addition to any wardrobe/ collection!!! This breath-taking ensemble was created by famous Zuni artists Anselm and Rosita Wallace featured in Zuni The Art and The People Volume 2 copyright 1976 by Ed, Barbara and Steve Bell with Ralph and Jerry McQuery.

 

Marked Down $2,200.00

Gallery Price $6,500.00

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The ultimate feminine accessory eternal blooms of hand-crafted inlay of green sea snail mother of pearl and red coral set in forged sterling silver! Every soft, heart-shaped petal is carefully cut from a select portion of the shell, so that the grained chatoyance of the mother of pearl creates an illusion of three dimensions. The petals appear supple, cupped and curved, as they overlap one another in all the colors of a Grand Canyon sunrise.

The five-petal earring blossoms and nine of eleven graduated five and six petal flowers of the necklace garland are all made of green sea snail shell with strawberry red coral hearts. Two of three central blossoms have strawberry red coral petals with mother of pearl hearts. This group is framed gracefully with a stem of three repousse hand-stamped leaves on each side.

The necklace is assembled on a double strand of hand-fabricated silver beads. Clip on earrings are entirely lightweight and comfortable to wear! These perennials are a stunning addition to any wardrobe/ collection!!! This breath-taking ensemble was created by famous Zuni artists Anselm and Rosita Wallace featured in Zuni The Art and The People Volume 2 copyright 1976 by Ed, Barbara and Steve Bell with Ralph and Jerry McQuery.

 

About the Artist Anselm Wallace, Zuni, was born circa 1935. Living at Zuni Pueblo, he was active as a jeweler from 1955-1991, specializing in mosaic and channel inlay. He was well-known for his flower design, often referred to as a desert rose. Anselm collaborated with his wife, Rosita Wallace, who is known for her butterflies. The Wallaces did not begin signing their work until 1979.
Medium Sterling silver and green sea snail mother of pearl and red coral
Size Central floral naja is 2 1/2" height X 2 1/2" width. Graduated single flowers start with 1 5/8" diameter and end with 7/8" diameter. Silver beads are 3/8" diameter. Distance from last bead to bottom of floral naja is 13 1/4". Earrings are 7/8" diameter.
Date of creation Circa 1973
Condition Perfect!
Provenance Acquired from Gila River Arts and Crafts in Sacaton, Arizona in 1973 CL WH
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