Fred Davis sterling obsidian mask Necklace, C.1930
Fred Davis sterling obsidian mask Necklace, C.1930. Hand hammered sculpted elliptical form with three carved obsidian masks between links. Early mark for Fred Davis. Length: 15 ½ inches. Weight: 65.69 grams. Davis, an early collector and dealer in pre-Columbian and Mexican art. Born in Chicago, he came to Mexico in 1910. His gallery was a centre for the exchange of art and ideas for artists and intellectuals.Heprovided inspiration for Spratling designs who in the early years sold through the Davis Gallery.