From a Tucson estate over twenty ago is this I believe 1940's or so vintage Zuni silver cluster pin having twenty five (25) robins egg to deep green petit point turquoise stones. Less common than you would care to think (well, anything looking like this) and a textbook example of Zuni aesthetic and artisanal dictates of that time, it is also quite beautiful.
The stones are of course local lapidary and natural, and there is what appears an old pin engraved trader's code to the back. You could drive miles searching pawn cases at quaint trading post rest stops in the hinterlands hoping for some serendipitous discovery of this sort, or simply consider you've already found it here. So you know, ninety plus year old former owner had a number of Pueblo and other Southwestern ornaments she wore about in groups - two decades later I've finally gotten to them, this being yet another. Weight is good for the form at about 7.9 grams on my portable digital scale.
Condition is quite fine with an untouched aura of time to the surfaces. Be aware I have avoided every urge to refresh away or "improve" upon any natural toning - you want that done you do it. The well preserved turquoise shows nice wear and patination. The trader supplied pin and locking clasp work exactly as they should.
All typical and expected evidence of period blouse duty be it velvet or a cotton one from J. Penny simply validates a history. A look at the pics should give a good idea of appearance and condition. Size is about 1 3/8 in. Across - and yes, it will be noticed.If you prefer historic Southwestern adornment for that "look" come by honestly, or simply wish a single immediate improvement to the ambiance of each day, this will have great meaning for you. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "pooterpee" and is located in this country: US.
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