A pair of Denise Wallace "Old Bering Sea" earrings

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Lot 7Y
A pair of Denise Wallace "Old Bering Sea" earrings

US$ 2,000 - 2,500
£ 1,600 - 1,900
Property of Another Owner, Lots 3-7
Denise Wallace
Chugach Aleut, (b. 1957), a pair of "Old Bering Sea" earrings, each in the form of a stylized figure, 1994, edition 82/100, sterling silver, fossil ivory, and 14K gold.
each earring length 2 1/4in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Per the collector, purchased directly from the artist

    Illustrated
    Dubin, Lois Sherr, Arctic Transformations: The Jewelry of Denise & Samuel Wallace, Easton Studio Press/Theodore Dubin Foundation, New York, NY, 2005, p. 10, fig. 9

    Dubin quotes Wallace discussing her work using Old Bering Sea Culture imagery: "This particular type of ivory carving was executed by our ancestors... over two thousand years ago... I am particularly fond of the faces. They are elongated with a limited amount of detail" (p. 11).
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A pair of Denise Wallace "Old Bering Sea" earrings
A pair of Denise Wallace "Old Bering Sea" earrings
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