WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT IT: I'm offering a delightful small roadrunner pin that has been part of my collection of roadrunner pins for many years. This is an early Zuni pin, done in channel inlay into sterling silver or coin silver.It's also not marked by the maker, which is usual for most older pieces, However it appears in a book with the same attribution I have given it, so I believe the Pitkin Natewa attribution is absolutely accurate. This piece uses a lovely old combination of stones: mother of pearl, coral, brown shell, possibly cowrie shell, jet, and turquoise. This is a very charming pin, running with open mouth and a sprightly air. The silver work is great with the chiseled legs being especially lovely.
Roadrunners are often represented in Zuni jewelry and are delightful to collect. You can wear several in clusters, as I do, or just one at a time. CONDITION: excellent vintage, wearable, and collectible. 1-5/8" x 5/8" weight 3.39grams unsigned which is usual for those times, but attributed with certainty to Pitkin Natewa, Zuni not marked for metal content which is usual for those times, too, but guaranteed to be at least coin silver at. 900 or sterling silver at.
SUMMARY: This pin is highly collectible. One can accumulate so many great roadrunner pins like this one at very reasonable prices. The artist was born in 1934 and I believe this was made early, in the 1950s.
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Attributions on many of the old pieces of Native American jewelry are sometimes a moving target. All the books have errors, so in addition to counterchecking, I have developed some expertise over the years and I do care about getting it right, so as more information comes to light I update my listings and also get in touch with my previous buyers, to inform them of any changes in attributions. Everything I sell comes from my personal collection or is something that I would include in my personal collection. I vet every item carefully for quality and condition, and offer you the best.
I want you to be able to rely on me for top quality, superb items that are often unique and rare examples of old antique vintage southwest, indian, native american and fine gold and gemstones, whether you're starting a collection or adding to one, or want something great to wear or gift. My goal is that all my buyers are delighted, that my special pieces find the right homes. The item "Early Very Fine Zuni Pitkin Natewa Channel Inlay Roadrunner Pin Book Piece" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry".
The seller is "aaplover" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Australia.