Zuni Pueblo Channel Inlay Turquoise “Fish Scale” Money Clip

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1-½” x ½”
  • Item # C4103.36
  • Price: $140.00

This small Zuni Pueblo money clip is constructed in a channel inlay style called “fish scale.” The turquoise has been cut and set into silver channels with great care creating a scale-like look.  The money clip is unsigned.

Money clips present an opportunity to cut down on the amount of money you carry with you on a daily basis. They're excellent for keeping loose bills together and carrying the essentials when making quick trips to the store.  What an impression one would make when pulling this out at the cashier stand.

Condition: excellent condition.

Provenance: From a Southwest Indian Jewelry collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading:

Southwest Silver Jewelry by Paula Baxter

Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths by James Ostler

Relative Link: Southwest Indian Jewelry

Alternate side view showing the clip area.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1-½” x ½”
  • Item # C4103.36
  • Price: $140.00

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