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Transformation Earrings by Denise Wallace. c, 1990
These earrings are a handmade example of a style which Denise Wallace later re-created in a casting. Also, they were originally made as Clip-on's, and are still in that form now (though they can be converted to post earrings if desired. In the cast iteration, we would expect to see a face of a seal carved in ivory in one earring and the face of a human in the other. Note that these both have the face of a seal.These are quite special!
The triangular bezel is about 1.25" X 1.25"; The whole earring is about 2.5" tall
Sterling Silver, Fossilized Walrus Tusk Ivory, Ink
Fetish Earrings by Denise Wallace; Limited-Edition, #8 of 100. Circa 1992. Total length of each earring is 2⅛"These earrings are based on small carved figures created millennia ago by the coastal people of modern day Alaska, and show a male and female figure. A note from...
"Fetish with Triangles" Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace This design is Denise's interpretation of an ancient Ivory figure made by either the Okvik or the Old Bering Sea People of the Alaskan coast. 2" tall Please contact us at our retail gallery for pricing and more...
"Fisherman Mask" Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace; from October, 1987 This two-piece Pin or Pendant is Denise's interpretation of a traditional mask. The central face is that of a fisherman, and he is surrounded by a universe of sea mammals and fish. The central mask can...