Red and Turquoise Ziggurat #2 Collar by Masha Archer
This stunning single strand collar by Masha Archer features a fringe of 9 turquoise ornaments encased in brass frames, decorated with fish and foliage motifs and 8 red copal discs, both from Tibet, antique Yemen silver bead ovals with rosewood cubes from Indonesia, silver pewter furnishings from India, as well as English bead rounds, two-sister's men's pocket watch clasp from the USA and a 5 Kopecks Ukraine 2004 coin to top it off!
Masha Archer was born in Kiev, Ukraine to Sophia and Mykola Muchin, both artists and teachers of painting and sculpture at the Kiev and Kharkov Art Institutes. She emigrated to the United States in 1949 and has resided in San Francisco since 1967. She studied at Pratt Institute in NYC, majoring in painting and graphic design. Later she worked as a restorer and exhibitor at the Museo Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City and also designed jewelry and clothing in Tucson and San Francisco. Masha has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards and her work is collected worldwide.
Notable collectors include: Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Gladys Knight , Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, Joan Collins, Placido Domingo, Clint Eastwood and Countess Natalia Kosinsky.
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