Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Southwestern Sterling Silver Butterfly Conchos

    $25.00
    There is only 1 item left in stock.
    This item consists of 2 Southwestern Sterling Silver Butterfly Conchos.  A concho is a silver ornament, frequently used on clothing, either stamped with a design or inlaid with a stone.  These conchos have an abstract Navajo butterfly design -- a central body flanked by wings, each with three raised, pointed ovoids and two stamped feathered arches.  The back of one is marked "Diestruck Sterling."  Die-striking, rather than casting, creates jewelry and other metal decorations that are porous-free, resulting in greater density, durability, strength and resistance to corrosion.  Each concho measures 2.4375" (62mm) long by 1.1875" (30mm) high with a 0.0625" (2mm) hole at the center.  Maker and age are unknown.  The Southwestern Sterling Silver Butterfly Conchos are in very good condition.  Each has minor wear around the hole, where they had been attached with a decorative nail to a chair.  Ideal for use in assemblage or other art project.