Circle Shaped Earrings with Sun Face Etchings [SOLD]


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Howard Sice, Hopi Pueblo Jewelry

Jewelry items worn for adornment by the Pueblo Indians have traditionally been simple and elegant at the same time. These silver earrings made by Hopi artist Howard Sice are a wonderful example of this concept.

The earrings were crafted in a simple circular design, but the intricacy of the etchings on them is quite striking. On one side of the circle is a subtle and smooth design, while on the other is a more matted pair of quarter circles set against each other to make a half. Going down the center is a highly detailed etched line, which connects the two half circles.

Artist signature of Howard Sice, Hopi Pueblo SilversmithThe back sides of the earrings are signed Sice Sterling. Additionally, there is a Unicorn symbol next to his name.

Jewelry artist Howard Sice is known for his etching technique, creating delicate designs on a silver surface. He has won numerous awards and has exhibited at Santa Fe's Indian Market, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Arizona State Museum.

Howard Sice (1948- ) is the son of a Hopi mother and Laguna father. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. After finishing his military career, he began a new career in silversmithing.

Condition: good condition with minor scratches

Provenance: this Circle Shaped Earrings with Sun Face Etchings is rom the collection of a client of Adobe Gallery

Reference: American Indian Jewelry III: M - Z, 2,100 Artist Biographies, by Gregory Schaaf

TAGS: Hopi PuebloLaguna PuebloSouthwest Indian JewelryHoward Sice

Alternate view of the earrings made for pierced ears.

Howard Sice, Hopi Pueblo Jewelry
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