Mary Cayanito is part of the extended Cayanito family which includes silversmith brothers Herbert and Tom. Mary is best known for her sandcast bracelets, but she is adept in many techniques of smithing silver.
This butterfly concha barrette has deep and precise stampwork. It holds a stone of Kingman turquoise. Closure on back is the standard French-manufactured pressure-hinge mechanism. Width between the hinges (where the hair fits) is 1 5/8".
Hallmarked MC and stamped Sterling.
Stone: 13/16" x 1/4"
Dimensions of barrette: 2 7/8" x 1 5/8"