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ADELINE YAWAKIA ZUNI WATERBIRD RING*SOLD*
ADELINE YAWAKIA ZUNI WATERBIRD RING
 
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Artist: Adeline Yawakia

Circa: 1960's

Provenance: Private Collection
Our Price: $225.00

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Product Code: ERGS8
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This beautifully crafted Zuni ring is inlaid with natural turquoise, pin shell and jet. It measures 2" long by 7/8" wide, with a slight curve and is a size 6. Not hallmarked, but no question the work of Adeline. Her work is featured in the publication, Zuni The Art and The People, Vol.2, pg.11.

Created in the 1960's, this lovely ring depicts a Zuni waterbird.

Channel silver work, is known for its smoothness and luster. The artisan, using a silver base, first creates raised silver channels, also called bezels, to divide his chosen pattern into tiny compartments. Then taking into account his compartment shapes and bezel depth, he painstakingly shapes a variety of colorful stones or shells into a perfect fit. After fixing them in place, he follows with a final polishing. In channel inlay, silver bezels are an intricate part of the pattern.


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