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Four-Color Channel Inlay Earrings

Zuni

About The Four-Color Channel Inlay Earrings

Beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings with handsome four-color channel inlay. The work and design are definitely Zuni, yet these earrings have a post-modernist appeal. Created at some point in the 1970's, the choice of materials and how they were used in the earrings, go back in tradition to the early 1900's. It is a blending of old and new that will add its own sophisticated touch to any ensemble, whether casual or formal!

Savvy Price $175.00

Gallery Price $225.00

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Description

Beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings with handsome four-color channel inlay. The work and design are definitely Zuni, yet these earrings have a post-modernist appeal. Created at some point in the 1970's, the choice of materials and how they were used in the earrings, go back in tradition to the early 1900's. It is a blending of old and new that will add its own sophisticated touch to any ensemble, whether casual or formal!

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling silver, natural turquoise, Mediterranean coral, natural gold lip shell and natural jet
Troy ounces .26 troy ounces
Size 2" length (pendant and post together), 5/16" width X 3/32" depth
Signed No
Date of creation Circa 1970's
Condition Excellent !
Turquoise Natural American possibly from New Mexico
Description Four sacred stones with the gold lip substituting for the white mother of pearl normally used. The four colors represent the four sacred mountains and directions. Very carefully made with fine silver strips defining each area of color and material. The pendant hangs with a nice movement.
Design Fabrication is from commercially prepared sheet silver. Bezels at post are hand-cut.
Provenance Consigned by an Arizona collector of fine American Indian vintage jewelry cc
Gram weight 7.3 grams
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