Old Pawn Zuni Sterling Silver Petit Point Turquoise Giardinetti Flower Brooch
Charming vintage circa 1930-1940 fine handmade sterling silver pin, with lovely clusters of snake eye turquoise flowers that grow in a hand stamped pot. In the form of antique Victorian giardinetti (little gardens) brooches and rings which had a resurgence in the Art Deco period when this was made. Wonderful example of a Zuni Indian artist inspired by the outside culture.
Unmarked and unsigned, typical for this era. Measures about 1 3/8 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide; weight is 5.8 grams. Extremely rare piece that is immaculately handmade, and which has lovely blue hues in the natural turquoise. Moderate patina, which can be buffed to taste. Excellent condition.