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Zuni Inlaid Butterfly Squash Blossom Necklace and Bracelet by Rosita Wallace
Stunning Vintage 1970's Sterling Silver Native American Zuni Butterfly Set was made by Zuni silversmiths/lapidarists... Anselm & Rosita Wallace. The sterling silver necklace and the bracelet are beautifully inlaid with turquoise, jet, spiny lobster and mother of pearl. This impressive squash blossom necklace has a center section that features the butterfly with flowers on either side. From the center piece going up the neck, there are 4 smaller butterflieson each side spaced between sterling silver balls. The necklace in strung on wire and terminates in a hoop and loop closure. The necklace is 27" long x 2.75 tall x .5" deep. The matching cuff bracelet features a butterfly flanked on either side by coral and turquoise flowers. It measures 1.60" tall by 2.75" wide. Made to fit up to a 7" wrist Necklace signed A. Rosita Wallace, Zuni. The matching bracelet is not signed. Both pieces come from a collector who bought them together. Biography from Zuni Collection: Rosita Wallace's mosaic inlay style gives her work a delicate look, but the fine quality of her settings make her creations lasting treasures. Rosita created her butterflies in the 1970's, and worked with her ex-husband, Anselm Wallace (See "Zuni: The Art and The People," Vol 2, Page 14). She has become one of the best-known and most widely recognized Zuni artist today. Rosita's work is also published in "Zuni Jewelry," by Theda and Michael Bassman, among others. Rosita left this world in February, 2012.
- CreatorRosita Wallace
- Of the Period
- Place of OriginUnited States
- Date of Manufacture1970s
- Condition DetailsNormal wear and tarnish for its age.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 2.75 in. x D .50 in.H 69.85 mm x D 12.7 mm
- Length27 in. (685.8 mm)
- Seller LocationMiami Beach, FL
- Reference NumberLU1584932143
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