Rainbow God Pin of Sterling Ingot


Rainbow God Pin of Sterling Ingot, Jewelry by  Zuni
  • Zuni inlay pin
Savvy Price $685.00
Gallery Price $850.00
Rainbow God Pin of Sterling Ingot
Ingot sterling silver with turquoise, abalone, pearl shell & jet
Troy ounces
.63 troy ounces
3" height X 1 1/2" maximum width
Date of creation
1930's-early 140's
There is an old trading post code on the back, XSYY. It was made with a hardened steel scribe, typically used by silversmiths to mark center and other crucial dimensions of silver sheet. The commercial round headed roller safety pin on the back was a later 1930's finding that helps to date this pin.
Gram weight
20 grams
About The Rainbow God Pin of Sterling Ingot

This graceful, slender "Rainbow God" is fabricated from hand mill rolled sterling ingot sheet and smelted silver drops.  Finely filed serrated bezels artfully secure each hand cut, shaped and fitted inlay section of natural blue turquoise, deep orange abalone, white pearl shell and jet. Chisel-stamped crescent shell forms and silver "raindrops frame, as well as enliven, this figural symbol of life-giving rain.

With a joyous bend to his right, this Rainbow God seems to dance with all the happiness, the sight of a rainbow brings !

Rainbow god pin's creator had surely more than 20 years experience due to the excellence of its execution.

About Zuni

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

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