Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this BEAUTIFUL par of Zuni - Roger Cellicion Sterling Silver and Multi Stone Inlay Sunface Earrings. In these great earrings Roger used Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Mother-of-Pearl and Black Jet. They are circa 1940-50s and have been converted from screwbacks to post for your convenience.
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Ref., American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Roger Cellicion (stamps or engraves RLC, 1973-?), (collaborated with Lela Cellicion) (Zuni, active 1940s-2007: mosaic, channel inlay, carved stone jewelry, dancer, flutist)
LIFESPAN: March 6, 1934 – January 11, 2007;
RESIDENCE: Zuni Pueblo, NM
FAMILY: son of May Kaweshudsa & Estinate Cellicion; brother of Arnold Cellicion, Oliver Cellicion, Dexter Cellicion, Marceline Lonjose; husband of Lela Cellicion; father of Fernando Cellicion, Angie Johnson, Carmella Cellicion, Ervice Phillip, Lindsey Ray
EDUCATION: St. Anthony Indian School
PUBLICATIONS: Bell 1977:12-13; Bassman 1992:36; Bassman 1996:36; Wright 2000:45; Schaaf 2003:109.
Roger was the founder of the Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers, now organized by his son, Fernando.
Inventory #: 502ZUN28
Earring Size: - W. 13/16" x L. 13/16"
Artist/Hallmark: Attributed to Roger Cellicion
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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