Vintage Southwestern Turquoise Brooch, signed M E. Tsosie, Navajo/Native America
Vintage Southwestern Turquoise Brooch, signed M.E. Tsosie, a Native American/Navajo artist. This is a round silver brooch with a turquoise raised stone that is sawtooth bezel set. It has a curved fan-like accent next to it. The rest of the brooch has hammered designs of circles and etched arches. It is 10.02 grams in weight and 1.5" across. It is signed M.E. Tsosie on the back. It has been tested and is sterling. Age is likely 1960's-1970's thought not sure - I am basing that on the pinback clasp. The pin is built in to the back and not a soldered on bar pin. This is a different design that other pins I have seen. It is in very good condition - it has typical tarnish that can be cleaned if desired. I do not remove that as many buyers prefer it as is. See photos. This came from a PA collector. (Lot. W. 4.2118.G. - LD 4/30/18).
You can find me at mariasvintage for my own store as well as pinterest where I am getting all my eBay listings pin too and they are categorized for easy searching - on pinterest I am mariasvinta0654. Thank you. You can find me on eBay under the sellername stampshopgirl and on storenvy as maria's. I will combine shipping across all venues.
Most photos have been somewhat magnified and therefore any flaws will appear larger than they really are in person. The item may also appear larger. I do try and remember to include measurements - but if not, please ask. I also try to give accurate descriptions and point out flaws.
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Please note that most of my photos are taken at 10X magnification. This shows any blemishes much more magnified than they really are.
I keep great notes about each item and can answer most questions quickly, but I do not store fine jewelry on premises, so answers about specific measurements may take some time as I arrange to inspect the piece again.
In addition to this website, Maria's Vintage, I am on eBay as stampshopgirl, on Etsy as stampshopgirl, and on StorEnvy as Maria's. I have many vintage jewelry items and other vintage and new items - a very wide variety.
I will combine shipping, even if you buy items from one of my other stores. If you purchase one item and know you’ll be picking more, just email me and let me know and I will ship them at the same time and refund the shipping over the combined limit.
Given the number of different items I carry it is hard to know what combination of items can be purchased to pre-plan the shipping, so just email me and we will work it out to save you shipping charges whenever possible.