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Zuni Silver and Turquoise Petit Point Pin [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-¼” diameter
  • Item # C4193B
  • SOLD

Many times when looking at Zuni petit point work, one must think of the amount of time it took to make something so delicate and dainty.  Even more than its needle and thread counterpart, turquoise and silver petit point requires patience and precision. Every tiny stone must be cut exactly and set securely in a small bezel.

This little pin resembles a blooming flower with tiny turquoise and silver petals. The unknown Zuni lapidary artist shaped the stones and then placed them interspersed with silver drops and twisted wire on a silver background. Each piece of turquoise rests in its own handmade sawtooth bezel. It is an excellent example of high-quality Zuni petit point jewelry.  


Condition: The Zuni Silver and Turquoise Petit Point Pin  is in excellent condition

Provenance: From the collection of a New York resident

Recommended Reading: Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths by James Ostler, Marian Rodee and Milford Nahohai

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Pins
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-¼” diameter
  • Item # C4193B
  • SOLD

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