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 1/4" around the inside, the opening is 7/8" x 1" and is 1 1/8" at the widest. 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. We do not falsify claim forms. The item "Vintage Bernard Sr & Alice Leekya Homer Zuni Carved Turquoise Frog Silver Ring" is in sale since Friday, April 22, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "roadsideamerica" and is located in South Pasadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.