Early Zuni Knifewing Stone on Stone Mosaic Inlay Brooch Vintage 1940s

Description: Splendid Zuni craftsmanship and style is exquisitely captured in this hand-wrought, stone on stone, mosaic inlay Knifewing god pin brooch from the mid-1940s (please note that stone to stone inlay is considerably more time consuming and exacting a process requiring exemplary lapidary skill than similar brooches utilizing the channel inlay technique where stones are set and separated by metal). A truly stunning amalgamation of hand-set spiny oyster, jet, mother-of-pearl and turquoise in sterling silver make this a truly marvelous and museum worthy piece.

Period: 1940s.

Origin: U.S.A.

Design: Zuni - Knifewing.

Hallmarks: None.

Weight: 23g.

Composition: Sterling silver (acid tested), brass pin on clasp, natural turquoise, jet, mother-of-pearl, and spiny oyster.

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" height x 2 1/4" length.

Reference: "Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest, The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection," page 138.

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Item ID: 995867


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Red/White/Black/Turquoise, Size: 2 1/4"

$475 USD

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