Early Zuni Snake Eye Turquoise Dots Snowflake Brooch Pin Sterling Silver

Beautiful Zuni snowflake brooch in sterling silver. It is set with 15 natural snake eye turquoise dots. They vary in color from age. Measures a diameter of 1 3/4. Has a locking clasp. engraved "Vex" on the back. The design of this piece with the lacy open work lets one wear this as a pendant as well by bring a chain through one of the openings. It weighs 11.1 grams. Very tarnished. Has a lovely warm patina. It is advised to only lightly polish this piece. C. 1950.