Zuni or Navajo Raised Channel Inlay Ring-Silver Turquoise - Native American 1940. Old Navajo or Zuni Pueblo Native American split-shank, coin silver ring.
Decorated with turquoise and mother-of-pearl raised channel inlay, and four stamped silver balls on each side where the four part split shank can be seen. Each stone was carved in a gentle elevated pyramid shape. File marks and other silverware process marks can be seen on the inside of the ring.The silver and the stones on this ring are very well worn and have a deep rich patina from decades of use. A great example of early Zuni channel work which was done by many of the C. Wallace silversmiths including, Dan Simplicio, Leekya Deyuse, Lambert Homer and Roger Skeet. Navajo artist Roger Skeet also did channel work similar to this ring.
TOP OF RING : 1 1/8 " x 3/4 ". CONDITION : Excellent condition with no stones damaged or missing. Great wear and patina to the silver from years of use. I have not polished this ring. This piece will be a quality addition to any collection of Southwest Native American Jewelry and will display beautifully in any decor: Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Americana, Folk Art, Eames Era, Shabby Chic, or Contemporary.This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "antiques-art" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.