Vintage 50s Signed Native American Happy Pussycat Brooch , Handmade Feminist jewelry, Gift for her .

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Vintage 50s Signed Native American Happy Pussycat Brooch , Handmade Feminist jewelry, Gift for her .

US$ 375.00

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  • Vintage from the 1950s
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    India

  • Length: 82.55 Millimetres; Width: 30.15 Millimetres
  • Materials: Silver
  • Style: Art deco

Vintage 50s Signed Native American Happy Pussycat Brooch


Many Mexican kittens prowl the marketplace, but none equals this smiling feline, because she was made by a Native American with the initials AP. While there are many AP hallmarks in current reference books, none of them corresponds to this AP, whose work plainly dates to mid-20th-century or earlier. The only clue we can glean is the Navajo stamp representing a sunrise on this pussycat's chest. Despite exhaustive research, we can find no other Navajo (or any other tribal) work resembling this pin, nor others like it. More than unusual; this brooch is considerably rare, possibly one of a kind, and very likely made by a now-deceased woman whose name has been lost to history—which, sadly, is the rule rather than the exception for female silversmiths of the past.

Native hallmarks aside, to Anglo history: “I Love Little Pussy” is an old nursery rhyme, dating back to 18th century England. The song was first published in 1830 in “The Child’s Song Book” and its lyrics have been attributed to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’s author, Jane Taylor.
Original version:

I love little pussy,

Her coat is so warm,

And if I don’t hurt her,

She’ll do me no harm.

So I’ll not pull her tail,

Nor drive her away,

But pussy and I,

Very gently will play.

Pin measures 3&1/4" (82.55mm) tall and 1&3/16" (30.15) at widest point. Weight: 4.5 grams.

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Melanie Y 19 Apr, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning. I will wear her with love. Shradha is amazing and provides great help, support, and conversation. Shradha and April have touched my heart and I don’t have words for the kindness they have shown me. Such a lovely memorial piece, and it arrived one day before the anniversary. Divine timing with all of this. Thank you. I was in tears reading the message April sent with it. Blessings & love to you all. Be well

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Amber Renee' 27 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is absolutely STUNNING. The picture doesn't do it justice. I've been eyeing it for some time now, and finally decided to get it for myself. I don't believe women should have to wait for someone else to buy herself something beautiful. Love yourself first, right? 😊 Thank you so much Shradha for making such a spectacular and well made piece of jewelry. (Ignore the hands, just got home from work *painter* and couldn't wait lol) It really is beautiful. For those questioning shipping , I live in Ohio and ordered on July 26th and received it today, August 27th. Given the state of the world right now I'd say that was extremely timely. Thanks again so much!

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kaytex615 11 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The ring is absolutely stunning! I get NONSTOP compliments on it. Pictures do not do it justice. Amazing customer service from the shop owner, and shipping times weren’t as bad as you’d think! Highly recommend!!! 😁

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Meeeeee 29 Feb, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is absolutely gorgeous! I gave it to my fiancé as a birthday present and he absolutely adores it. It looks even better in person and the detailing of the scales is amazing. I am so happy with this purchase!:)

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Listed on 31 Aug, 2021