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    Multi-Stone, Gold Ring, Loloma
    The ring features carved coral, lapis lazuli and turquoise, set in 14k gold, marked Loloma. Gross weight 21.32 grams.
    Size: 7 (not sizeable)

    Property from the Joanna M. Champlin Trust


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    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The stones go all the way around shank. Evidence of repair at base of shank.
    Charles Loloma: Charles Loloma was born in Hotevilla on Third Mesa of the Hopi Reservation, on January 7, 1921. From 1941 to 1945 he served in the army, marrying Otellie Pasivaya in 1942. Immediately following his discharge, they settled in Shipaulovi on the Second Mesa. Late in 1945, the GI Bill made it possible for him to begin studies in ceramics at the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York. He received a fellowship from the Whitney Foundation for the research in ceramics on the Hopi Reservation. Charles and Otellie opened a pottery shop in Scottsdale, becoming the first tenants of the successful Kiva Craft Center, founded by Lloyd Kiva New. The next year he turned his creative efforts toward jewelry, and gradually this new art form took precedence over the popular pottery line of Lolomaware. For six years he taught at the University of Arizona, Tucson, at Arizona State University in Tempe, and at their summer extension courses in Sedona. In 1962, with the founding of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe came the realization of a long time dream he had shared with Lloyd New, a school directed toward helping Indian students find an individual expression of their cultures through the arts. Loloma’s jewelry became internationally known and pieces can be found in the collections of many distinguished persons, including Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright. In the 1960’s, President Lyndon B. Johnson commissioned pieces to be presented to the Queen of Denmark and the wife of the Philippine president. During the sixties, Loloma won First Prizes seven years in a row at the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Exhibition. Loloma maintained a deep reverence for Hopi beliefs and the ceremonies, living by the Hopi calendar, its cycles of birth, death, and regeneration. Charles passed away in 1991.

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    Auction Info

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    November
    13th Friday
    Auction Dates
    December
    7th Monday
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