Description

    A HOPI GOLD, TURQUOISE AND SAPPHIRE RING
    Charles Loloma
    c. 1965

    a lost-wax casting set with elongated turquoise stone and rounded star sapphire, the band with a "worry bump" on the underside

    Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Martha Hopkins Struever.

    Provenance:
    Gifted to the current owner in the mid-1960s by her then-boyfriend, Bill Holmes, who received it from Charles Loloma in exchange for a bar bill at Claude's on Canyon Road, Santa Fe., NM. According to lore, Holmes was a co-owner of Claude's (perhaps a silent partner) with Don Hammon at the time.

    Size: 5 ΒΌ


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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