Hopi (or possibly Navajo) butterfly pin

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Hopi (or possibly Navajo) butterfly pin

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circa 1930-1940

sterling silver

3" long x 2 7/16" wide at the widest spot

$550.

(j2149)

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This butterfly pin is elegant in its design and it has elegant stamping and chisel work. Scholars in this field recognize the maker's work and believe it to be by a Hopi silversmith. However, his name is unknown.

The pin has nice weight and is in excellent condition. Its simplicity and fine work make it a piece of jewelry to be appreciated as very wearable art.