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Stylized Sunface Yellow Gold Ring

Jim Harrison

About The Stylized Sunface Yellow Gold Ring

A handsome ring demonstrating Harrison's immaculate design coupled with superior material cutting capability.  "WM" references Wilbert Manning, an inlay artist Jim Harrison was known to have worked with. 

Savvy Price $1,750.00

Gallery Price $2,250.00

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Description

A handsome ring demonstrating Harrison's immaculate design coupled with superior material cutting capability.  "WM" references Wilbert Manning, an inlay artist Jim Harrison was known to have worked with. 

About the Artist Jim Harrison has been actively producing jewelry since the early 1980's. He is best known for mosaic inlay jewelry using gold, silver, coral, turquoise, sugilite, lapis lazuli and jet. The influence of Preston and Jessie Monongya is clearly evident in Harrison's aesthetic. Often he depicts Ye' ii figures, night star lit skies and Navajo landscapes. A member of the Red House Clan, Harrison also creates drawings, photography and plays music and golf. He studied at Northern Arizona Universityin Flagstaff, Arizona, at the University of New Mexico and at the Academy of Arts Del Debbio in Paris, France. Harrison's work has appeared in American Indian Art Magazine, in Cosmopolitan as well as Sunset Magazine. Jerry Jacka's volume Enduring Traditions: Art of the Navajo depicts his work on page 164, as does Lois Dubin's book North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment on page 531.
Medium 14 Kt Yellow gold, orange coral, white opal, turquoise and purple spiney oyster or sugilite
Size Ring size is 11 1/4. Sunface measures 5/8" height X 3/8" width, whereas framing orange coral is 7/8" in height X 5/8" in width.
Signed "H JIM 14K" WM 14K on shank's interior
Date of creation Circa 1990
Condition Excellent!
Turquoise Natural
Design Tiered setting with a rectangular stylized sunface of coral and opal with turquoise eyes, mouth and accent lines. Base is inset with bright hand-cut orange coral carved pieces creating a plump asymmetrical crenelated frame. The exterior of its shank has b
Provenance Out of pawn jewelry from the Jewel Box Collection, closed May 2006