It was suggested that this might be a Martin Lovato piece. I’m not finding his name in my regular search locations. Any information would be helpful.
I think you would do better to research the initials on the under side of the shell. Hard path to follow though. I have found that Santo Domngo heishi and fetish pieces are largely unmarked and the the book resources are limited and dated at best.
Yes, that has been my experience too. Thank you. You never know when some bit of information will pop up.