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Sterling Ring with Inlaid Katsina 1/2 Figure

Frank Vacit

About The Sterling Ring with Inlaid Katsina 1/2 Figure

The figural design of this reing is one of many representations of the Early Morning Singer or Talavai.  It has been simplified for rendering in this jewelry form and the result is striking !

 

Savvy Price $850.00

Gallery Price $975.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The figural design of this reing is one of many representations of the Early Morning Singer or Talavai.  It has been simplified for rendering in this jewelry form and the result is striking !

 

About the Artist Known for his incredibly adept inlay jewelry, Frank Vacit was most active between the 1930's and the 1950's. Every major book chronicling the best Zuni jewelers include mention of this genius. Vacit produced both mosaic inlay and channel inlay that was entirely superior.
Medium Sterling silver, natural high grade turquoise, red Mediterranean coral, white pearl shell, jet and cameo or melon shell.
Troy ounces .90 troy ounces
Size Ring size is generous 10 1/2/. Face measures 1 1/8" height X 7/8" width. Shank meets face plate at 1 1/8" width tapering to 1/8" back.
Signed Marked with Frank Vacit's early ear of corn "fleur de lis"
Date of creation 1940's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural Blue Gem mine turquoise
Description The basis for the entire ring is ingot silver with fabrication of ornamental rolled edges of half round wire to the left and right of the face plate. This rectangular front piece is also rolled ingot silver. Figural design to be inlaid was carefully saw cut from this sheet to leave areas for inlay and silver channels between. This piece was then soldered to the plateau on the ring shank.
Provenance JW, Texas collector
Gram weight 27.8 grams
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