Sterling silver overlay Man in the Maze pin. The overlay work is clean, bold and elegant. The pin measures 1-3/4 inch wide and weighs 16.6 grams. Made by an unknown Navajo silversmith.
Perfect condition! Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included. Stamped Sterling. The age of the pin is estimated at 30 years old.
SILVER OVERLAY TECHNIQUE. This technique uses multiple layers of sterling silver soldered together to create a three dimensional effect. The top layer is a handmade, hand cut overlay created from a sheet of sterling silver that is then bonded to the base layer of sterling. The base layer background is usually oxidized, which turns the silver surface black, and is often scratched or stamped. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.