LOT 127 - Ava Marie Coriz (1948-2011) - Santo Domingo (Kewa) Contemporary Four-Strand Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, and Heishi Necklace, 30" length (J266)
- Circa: Contemporary
- Size: 30''
121.3g, 30" length. The word “heishi” means “shell,” although today it is often used to describe the cut style of beads that are small, flat, disc-shapes. Ava Marie Coriz, of the Santo Domingo Antelope Clan, daughter of Lupe Pena, had been inspired to continue the ancestral tradition of hand making jewelry. She specialized in constructing hand strung and hand ground beaded necklaces. When she was 14, she was taught the fundamentals of working with raw nuggets of various types of stones. In 1969, she learned the art of working with silver. She continued to use her knowledge of stones and silver, using quality materials, to make the finest necklaces. At the New Mexico fair, she won the 1995 2nd Place Award, 1996 3rd Place Award, and the 1997 2nd Place Award. This item is reserved for our online auction on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:00 am PACIFIC TIME via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2-3 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. This auction This will be a computer online auction and will be posted on LiveAuctioneers.com soon. NOTE SHIPPING HANDLING TIME: Please allow a handling time of 1 to 3 weeks for your item(s) to be shipped. In gallery pick up date starts May 19th by appointment. STARTING PRICE $50. ESTIMATE $250-$350. The starting price is the reserve minimum and the object can sell for this low amount. The estimate is the price that we feel is a reasonable gallery value. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Each lot shows additional images, condition reports, and provenance. Please review all images. NOTE FEES CHARGED: 1. Our buyer's premium is 25% for winning bids under $100,000 and 20% for winning bids at $100,000 and above. 2. There is a surcharge of 3% for all credit card transactions. 3. US sales tax is charged on all purchases except for buyers (a) with a current resale license (b) shipping address to sales tax exempt state (Alaska (certain jurisdictions), Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware), (c) international buyers. 4. We charge for shipping. For all 50 domestic states in the USA, please refer to the flat rate shipping fee added to this item. If you win more than one lot, we will combine the shipping fee for you. For countries outside of the USA, a shipping fee will be added based on the destination, and the buyer is responsible for VAT/import fees.