This is one of the nicest horse pins we've had in over 20 years in business. From the large size and lively stance to the expert silver work, it leads by a nose at the finish line! That's assuming that free-spirited Navajo painted ponies can be persuaded to run in races. Equestrian playfulness aside, here are the details.
Length is 3 inches; height is 1 3/8 inches. Hallmarked for sterling silver and signed with the maker's mark. Allover stamped and engraved designs and texturing.New item; very high quality. For those who like a bit more information, the piece is stamped from head to hock with a design of open spots suggestive of an Appaloosa. The fancifully depicted flowing mane and tail, also stamped, tell us that this horse can move!
Carefully rendered facial features give the pony a "personality, " and the meticulously engraved texturing from hock to fetlock tell us that the silversmith put a little something extra into his depiction of this most beloved animal. As one would expect, the pin finding functions perfectly. The silversmith, Leon Stewart, is Navajo and has been smithing since his teen years.He's from Arizona, where in the 1990s he worked at the late, great Rocking Horse Ranch in Phoenix. They hired only the best silversmiths, quite a few of whom--including Mr. Stewart--have gone on to successful solo careers.
Although Leon Stewart does make other kinds of jewelry, he seems to specialize in delightful renderings of animals. The items we sell are from our Colorado bricks-and-mortar store, which is now an online business. Lasso it before it gallops off into the sunset! Probably a moot point, given the quality of this pin. If you've read the description and viewed the photos, you know what you're getting.
We also welcome questions, if you have any. We'll do what we can to make it right. Be sure to view our other items. More are added as fast as we can prepare the listings. The item "New with Tags Galloping Horse Navajo Pony Sterling Pin Brooch by Leon Stewart" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "canyonechoes" and is located in Branford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.