Vintage 1960’s Rare Bernard Sr & Alicia Leekya Carved Turquoise Frog Ring
We are offering a vintage mid 20th century Bernard Homer Sr. & Alice Leekya Homer Zuni Indian sterling silver fetish ring with a beautifully carved turquoise stone in the form of a stylized frog set on a heavy silver hand fabricated shank.. Was one of the most accomplished, widely respected elders and silversmiths in the Zuni Pueblo as was his wife Alice, daughter of Leekya Deyuse, from whom she learned fetish carving. Bernard and Alice produced channel inlay through at least the 1950s. The silverwork on their pieces was often done by Navajo artisans. In the 1960s Alice began fetish carving, thus carrying on the art form for which her father became famous. Bernard and Alice’s son Bernard Homer, Jr. And daughter Juana Homer, are both well-known Zuni artists. The ring measures approximately 2 Approximately size 9. Unsigned and attributable based on design, age, and construction techniques. In very good all original condition. No cracks or loss to stone. Some light surface scratches to metal. Bezel is tight and secure. Normal overall wear commensurate with age. Please study the photos as they are a part of the description. The item “Vintage 1960’s Rare Bernard Sr & Alicia Leekya Carved Turquoise Frog Ring” is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry”. The seller is “native_gold_coin” and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: Rings
- Main Stone: Turquoise