Vintage Zuni Native American Knifewing Old Pawn Pin - Sterling
This beautiful vintage old pawn Native American Zuni Knifewing pin is set with inlaid mother of pearl, black jet, red abalone shell, and turquoise. The tips of the jet wings are carved, adding to its value and uniqueness. The Knifewing warrior, the Great One, comes from an ethereal plateau and bestows wisdom, strength, and courage amongst his recipients while also protecting the Pueblo. Some of the red abalone shell is chipped at the corners, which seems to be original to the piece as the shell was set. One turquoise foot has a fissure crack running through it. None of the above detracts from the overall strength of this pin. The setting tests positive with acid for sterling silver. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Dimensions: Approximately 2 3/16" tall by 1 15/16" wide by 3/16" thick
Weight: 18.1 grams
Markings: F / H (scratched into the back)