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Ring, Inlay, Horse Profile, Hallmark, Vintage, 1256

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This vintage beauty by the renowned Simplicio family of Zuni artisans features  an inlay depiction of a horse head in profile.  Crafted from mother of pearl and shell, set in a squared serrated bezel, accompanied by a freeform turquoise stone and fluted silver drops. A unique statement ring with rugged Western charm.

Mike Simplicio (1937 - 1976; Zuni). Active 1950s - 1970s. Nugget work; appliqué. The late Mike Simplicio shared marks with his wife Sarah Simplicio. Son of Dan Simplicio.

Marks: M (with a tilde); MIKE; M. SIMPLICIO; M. S.; M. S. SIMPLICIO

  • artist: Simplicio Family (likely Mike)
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: MBS Zuni
  • materials: sterling silver, mother of pearl, turquoise, shell
  • measurements: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • weight: 10 grams
  • size: 8
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • has been converted to a ring
  • wear from use
  • style: JR1256

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