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JOHNSON & ROBERTA BANKETEWA ZUNI INLAID RING*SOLD*
JOHNSON & ROBERTA BANKETEWA ZUNI INLAID RING
 
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Artist: Johnson & Roberta Banketewa

Circa: Early 1960's

Provenance: Private Collection
Our Price: $175.00

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This beautifully crafted Zuni ring is inlaid with natural, aged Blue Gem turquoise and Tortoise shell. This ring was handcrafted by artists, Johnson and Roberta Banketewa. They were best known for this star design. It measures 1 13/16" long by 7/8" wide and is a size 8 1/2. Can be sized.

Streamlined elegance is the best description for this beautiful Zuni ring! Created in the early 1960's, this lovely channel inlay ring looks beautiful on! Not hallmarked which was common, but their work is featured in the publication, Zuni The Art And The People.

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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