Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Up for your consideration today is this MAGNIFICENT Sterling Silver with 36 Natural Gem Grade Kingman Turquoise Nugget Cluster Bracelet by Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) Silversmith Lorenzo Tortalita.
Ref., American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Lorenzo Tortalita (stamps LT inside several different symbols: bear paw, hand, circle, shield) (Kewa [Santo Domingo], active ca. pre-1970-?: silver jewelry, weaving, leather and beadwork)
LIFESPAN: February 3, 1925 – October 1, 1998; RESIDENCE: Kewa [Santo Domingo] Pueblo, NM
FAMILY: son of Cipriana Tenorio Tortalita & Reyes Tortalita; brother of Joe Tortalita, Teresita Tortalita, Tony Tortalita; husband of Vickie Reano Tortalita; father of Eileen Tortalita; grandfather of Kaylene Tortalita, Lanaeda Tortalita
STUDENT: Dorothy Tortalita
AWARDS: 1970, 1st; 1977, 3rd, Indian Market, Santa Fe
EXHIBITIONS: 1963-98, Indian Market, Santa Fe; Portal, Santa Fe
DEMONSTRATIONS: Packard’s on the Plaza, Santa Fe
PUBLICATIONS: Santo Domingo Pueblo Census 1941, 1953, 1968, 1980; SWAIA Quarterly Fall 1971:10; Indian Artist Summer 1996:26; Painter 1998:174; Fox 1998:90; Keegan 1999:195, 202; Wright 2000:168, 204, 219, 265; Schaaf 2001:307.
Inventory #: 197NAV600
Size: Inside L. 5" x W. 1.5" x Opening 1.5"
Stone Weight: 105cts
Artist/Hallmark: L =Lorenzo Tortalita The hallmark has been verified by the Wheelright Museum in Santa Fe, NM.
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition.
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