Turquoise Milk Pendant Collar #9X by Masha Archer
This wonderful 36" total length single strand pendant style collar by Mash Archer is made up of white opalite milkglass rounds and little loaves of crackled, stabilized turquoise, both from China. It also features a silver alloy cross pendant set with a turquoise nugget at center and carved with raised images of a blossom and foliage motifs and rose and leafy foliage is depicted on the reverse, from Tibet. End beads of lead free pewter (30% silver) from India. Granulated brass floral rings and two blue howlite rounds carved with traditional symbols and motifs in carved silver cup fittings, also from Tibet. Coin is a ten agorot from Israel.
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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