Highly collectible vintage Native American Silver Brooch (surprisingly) was crafted by a member of the Navajo tribe. I thought by its overlay design that it was hand crafted by a Hopi silversmith. This slightly domed round pin depicts what may be a "water image". The background is purposely oxidized to highlight all of its design elements.
BOLD Finely crafted Native American jewelry MEASURES ~ 1 1/2 Inches in Diameter, WEIGHS 11.5 Grams and is only Hallmarked with the pictograph (a Medicine Man's Dipper) used by Willie Yazzie. It is difficult to know if it was crafted by Yazzie Sr. (active 1930-1980 and passed away in 1999) or Jr. who began silversmithing in 1950. It also has some faint letters scratched on back "AEU", so it may have been in pawn at one time. I GUARANTEE this GREAT looking piece of Navajo jewelry to be Solid Silver (probably Sterling).
You will find this GREAT looking Native American Silver Pin to be in GOOD CONDITION! Retains ORIGINAL Fully Functional Locking Clasp, Hinge & Pin Stem. It has not been buffed/polished recently, displays old patina & only shows minute signs of wear/use... 2 small nicks on reverse at btm. that may have occurred when crafted many years ago (would not be visible when worn or displayed).
Would make an AMAZING Gift for a man or woman... or addition to your an American Indian, Navajo or Southwestern Jewelry Collection!