Vintage Turquoise Silver Aztec Warriors Brooch

 

This brooch is what we consider a tourist piece.  These were quite popular from the 1920's-1970's as Mexico was flooded by tourist wanting to catch a glimpse of the aging Aztec pyramids and culture.  The item listed is from around the 1960's-70's and is constructed out of silver with a turquoise chip inlay.  The design is Aztec with war arrows and pyramid steps.  The brooch is in good condition with one small stone missing (please view photos).  The back has a rough spot that I believe is old glue from maybe a price sticker and tests as sterling, but the front face almost looks pewter in nature, but was not testable.  I am not sure if it is just a type of finish that the artisan used or if they actually melded the two metals together.  A very unique piece that is sure to strike up a conversation.  Can be worn on a jacket or coat, used to adorn hair through a rubber band, purse, hat or scarf.

 

  • Sterling Silver & Pewter (?)
  • Natural Turquoise pieces used for inlay
  • No Maker's Mark
  • 2-1/4" inches long x 2-1/8" inches from arrow ends
  • 18.34 grams
  • c. 1960's-70's
     

Vintage Turquoise Silver Aztec Warriors Brooch

SKU: AM-166
$55.00Price