Turquoise Pin Brooch Sterling Channel Inlay Swirling Star Sun Unsigned VTG ZUNI
Vintage PREOWNED Mid-Century Native American Silver ZUNI Flush Inlay Turquoise Pinwheel or Sun Pin/Brooch. MEASURES: approx 2 x 2.25 (mostly round, ever so slightly convex shape, really leggy). METAL: at least Coin Silver (90%). Sky Blue to deep blue stones smattered with matrix... Old, OLD ROCKS, hand filed and set in Silver Channel Inlay. Stones have a highly polished look with slight file marks and pockets where natural Matrix height varies. It is not known if the Turquoise was ever stabilized. This piece is estimated to have been hand made prior to late 60s, when the Native Americans learned to stabilize some turquoise to help retain its original color, as natural turquoise is porous. It has been tested to be at least COIN SILVER (90%, whereas Sterling is 92.5% silver).
ALL STONES are beautifully secure on this hard to find pin/brooch. You will also note the very heavy patina to the silver on its backside. The 1.5 long pointy pin is straight and its clasp works as it should. VIEW ALL PICS/NOTED DETAILS & ALL QUESTIONS WELCOME.
The item "Turquoise Pin Brooch Sterling Channel Inlay Swirling Star Sun Unsigned VTG ZUNI" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "2011misssnoopy" and is located in Mesa, Arizona.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Jewelry Type: Pins
- Tribal Affiliation: Zuni
- Brand: Unbranded
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Modified Item: No
- Metal Purity: Coin Silver or Better
- Material: Turquoise & SILVER
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Signed: No
- Country of Origin: SW USA
- Artisan: Old Zuni
- Ethnic Origin: Native American
- Metal: Sterling Silver