This listing is for a very pretty vintage "Dishta style" pin. This is an older piece and I don't see a signature on it. I cleaned the back and found some hash marks but no signature.
The Dishta family is quite large and still make this sort of technique. It is 1 1/4 in diameter and has a beautiful floral motif to it. Its weight is 5.7 grms. It has a safety clasp on the back which usually means it was made either in the 40's of after.It wasnt until about the mid 1940s that safety clasps became readily available to Native American silversmiths and started to show up on pins and pin-pendants. This style of turquoise pieces are quite sought after and valuable. I love the way they look. This could easily be made into a pendant.
I saw online these clasps that convert pins to pendants. They continue to make this kind of jewelry.It has that same sky blue turquoise with very little if any inclusions. Its just a real pretty little old piece. Frank Dishta developed a unique style of intricate channel inlay work composed of tiny turquoise circles and teardrops set in plain bezels that were ground flush, he favoured Lone Mountain turquoise.
He began producing in 1924-25 and continued until his untimely death in 1954. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me and I will be happy to help, especially with cuff sizes. Thanks so much for visiting my store! The item "VINTAGE DISHTA STYLE FILED TURQUOISE PIN HANDMADE AND STERLING SILVER" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "sueellenny" and is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.