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A Fred Harvey period stamped and repousseed Navajo silver cuff bracelet set with a large, oval turquoise stone, circa 1930’s



A very beautifully-crafted piece from the hand of a talented and experienced silversmith, this bracelet bears some of the hallmarks of the early Fred Harvey Company trading post tourist age, such as lots of decorative and varied stampwork designs, including borders, chevrons, feathers, stars, crossed arrows and teensy-tiny whirling log designs. The deep, large repousseed lozenges and the fine hammering of the silver, however, are holdovers from a more classic and traditional period giving the piece an interesting visual balance of the old and the newer sensibilities.


The striking large blue-green turquoise stone shot through with large areas of heavy, dark-brown matrix could possibly be from the Pilot Mountain mine in Nevada but we are not completely certain. The stone itself measures 1 ½” long by 5/8” wide. The bracelet measures 2” wide at the widest point. It has an inner circumference of 5 ¾” and a 1” gap between terminals for a total bracelet circumference of 6 ¾”. It weighs 50.6 grams or 1.78 ounces and is in excellent original condition.


Price $875


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