Item #735F- Vintage 50's-60's Hopi Silver Overlay Otter Pin/Brooch by Ted Wadsworth

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Item #735F- Vintage 50's-60's Hopi Silver Overlay Otter Pin/Brooch by Ted Wadsworth

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Collector’s vintage 50’s-60’s Hopi silver overlay Otter pin/brooch by Ted Wadsworth. The silversmith has created a fantastically unique pin of an Otter or Seal curled inside the round pin/brooch. He’s oxidized the base and applied the cut out overlay to the top displaying detail in the otters face with eye, whiskers, and mouth. Also a side arm and curled tail of the animal. All hand cut and obviously close, but not perfectly round, he finishes by attaching a safety latch pin on the back.

The pin/brooch measures approximately 1 1/4” diameter and weighs 9.2 grams. It’s hallmarked with a rabbits stick on the back. This was the first rabbit stick hallmarked used by Ted Wadsworth and he began producing in 1954. In 1987 he began using a different styled rabbits stick for his hallmark. He won numerous awards from 1979 through 1990. It’s rare to come across Hopi overlay with the smooth background which was more relevant in the 50’s and 60’s before the Hopi started using the etched textured backgrounds. Very nice Hopi collectors brooch! $159.95