Triangular Shaped Silver Earrings with 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.

Artist signature of Howard Sice, Hopi Pueblo SilversmithShaped in a triangular pattern, the earrings feature polished silver on each side with a matted, coarser to the touch, band going down the center. This matte finish is outlined by slim etched lines going from top to bottom of each earring.

The back sides of the earrings are signed Sice Sterling.

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 Arizona State Museum.

Howard Sice (1948- ) is the son of a Hopi mother and Laguna Pueblo father. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. After finishing his military career, he began a new career in silversmithing. "By 1981, he had developed his signature style of engraving designs on silver and gold, and later adding exotic metals such as titanium to his repertoire." [Messier & Messier, 2014:135]

Condition: good condition with minor scratches

Provenance: this Triangular Shaped Silver Earrings with Etchings is from the collection of a client of Adobe Gallery

Reference: Reassessing Hallmarks of Native Southwest Jewelry—Artists, Traders, Guilds, and the Government, by Pat Messier & Kim Messier. Schiffer Publishing, 2014

TAGS: Hopi PuebloLaguna PuebloSouthwest Indian JewelryHoward Sice

Alternate view - these are made for pierced ears.

Howard Sice, Hopi Pueblo Jewelry
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