A very unusual lovely Diamond Design Zuni Brooch/Pin. All hand cut turquoise set into serrated sterling silver bezels.
No hallmarks, likely made around the 50s.
Brooch measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter.
For a brief period in the 1950s or perhaps a bit earlier, pins mixing copper, brass and silver were made that celebrated Western motifs: horses, saddles and much less common, cowboy boots. I’ve sold a few horses and bucking broncos over the years, but never sold a pair of boots with brass detailing. Dimensions of the pin are: 1 3/8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Marked on the back with sterling.This marvelous pin was stored away for many years and the patina was very dark, I had to clean it ...click for details
This is a very unusual Navajo made necklace with silver beads, 10 cast buttons and a cast Naja.
No hallmark, likely made around the 40s.
Necklace is 31 inches long and strung on a chain. Cast buttons are 1 inch in diameter. Naja is 2 1/8 inches long and 2 1/8 inches wide. Weight is 4.45 oz. or 126 grams.
This highly collectible, museum-quality Navajo spoon by Austin Wilson, see image for hallmark, is exquisite in every detail. Austin Wilson was active ca. 1930s-50s.
For more information on spoons, check out Cindra Kline's award winning book, "Navajo Spoons, Indian Artistry and the Souvenir Trade 1880s - 1940s " published by the Museum of New Mexico Press. I do have a signed copy of her book for sale at Trocadero stock # 305 under collectibles.
Dimensions are: tip of handle to ti ...click for details
No hallmark on this incredible Navajo made sterling silver cluster brooch with hand cut natural blue turquoise from the Kingman Mine in Arizona. Stones are set into serrated silver bezels, enhanced with hand made silver drops, twisted silver wire and 5 half moon appliqués in the center. Brooch is 2 15/16 inches long and 1 9/16 inches wide.
Very lovely oval Zuni sterling silver brooch with light blue turquoise stones and twisted silver wire. Turquoise stones are set into hand made serrated silver bezels.
No hallmark, likely made around the 1950s.
Brooch is 1 3/16 inches by 7/8 inches. Turquoise stones are 1/16 inch in diameter.
This beautiful silver box with a butterfly engraving and a copper head and brass antennas, was made by famous Taxco Mexico artist “Victoria-Ana Nunez Brilanti.
In very nice vintage condition. Marked on the back with the eagle mark 12, 270, sterling and the circle reads: Victoria Taxco Mexico.
Silver box is 1 7/8 inches long, 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/8 inches in height.
Excellent craftsman ship on this Navajo made sterling silver brooch with a brilliant blue turquoise stone that shows some matrix. No hallmark, but not unusual for the age. Likely made in the 50s. Excellent deep stamp work and the stone is set into a smooth silver bezel.
Brooch is 2 ½ inches long and 1 1/8 inch wide.