Basket Bicone Ornament Earrings by Masha Archer
Bright and cheerful, these earrings by Masha Archer are 24k gold plated bronze basket ornaments from the Baoule Tribes of the Cameroon and use the lost wax technique of bronze casting. Plated furnishings and two surgical steel posts are from the US.
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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