Zuni HOWARD LEEKELA Sterling Silver and Gemstone Inlay Butterfly Rings. Mother of Pearl and Turquoise Polka-Dot Inlay Sterling Silver Butterfly Ring-Size 7.5. Face measures: 1″x1″ Weight: 6 grams. Circa 1930’s to 1940’s. Howard Leekela created these rings and was a skillful top notch silversmith. Howard Leekela was born on July 1, 1915 and died on November 15, 1987 at the age of 72. Howard last resided in Zuni, McKinley County, New Mexico. In the book “Indian Silver” by Margery Bedinger, Howard was mentioned as a proficient stone-cutter of three dimensional forms. The item “Vintage Zuni HOWARD LEEKELA Sterling Silver Turquoise Inlay Butterfly Ring RARE” is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “native_gold_coin” and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: Rings
- Tribal Affiliation: Zuni
- Main Stone: Multi-Gemstone
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Metal Purity: Sterling Silver
- Country of Origin: United States
- Artisan: Howard Leekela