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