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Killer Whale Bracelet by Northwest Coast Master Lincoln Wallace
Measures 3/4" wide and 6-14" long with 5/8" gap. Can be gently shaped to fit a larger wrist. This beautiful bracelet is truly rare. Created in the early 1960s by a Tlingit/Tsimshian master carver whose jewelry can be seen in the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution, this silver bracelet is carved with 2 mirror image killer whales, or orcas. The tails of these whales meet at the center of the band. Fine crosshatching and a graceful, yet powerful, symmetry mark this as the work of a highly accomplished artist. Lincoln Wallace (1919-1991) and his brother, Amos, were among the first Northwest Coast carvers to gain widespread fame and recognition.
Lincoln Wallace & His Brother in Portland in 1949.
Amos' work has been reproduced, but pieces by Lincoln are rarely seen. This bracelet is marked LINCOLN WALLACE STERLING with a copyright symbol. No scratches or damage to the carving. Light wear to the face of one whale consistent with normal use. Light patina of vintage silver has been left undisturbed. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Northwest Coast history.$1675.00 (Includes insured shipping to a U.S.A. address)