The obviously vintage beauty has good visual charisma and reflects the skill of a tribal craftsman working by hand accomplished means, as good new roads finally opened the American Southwest for tourism - thank you, Franklin Roosevelt. While it certainly falls within the genre of so-called Fred Harvey style Southwestern jewelry conceived as a more wearable alternative to purely tribal aesthetic adornment, it is a step or two above the usual. Here the metal still hints of former times - being of ingot origins, while the striking black onyx set was intended for a less mainstream "Indian Detour" visitor.Weight is good for the form at about 34 grams on my portable digital scale. Condition is quite fine overall though not absolutely perfect, with a wonderful aura of time to the silver. I have avoided any urge to "improve" by cleaning, and personally feel it looks just fine as is. The jet black onyx set is lovely.
There is an ancient toned (partial) stress fracture to one of the split bands behind and just at the edge of the front plate (see pics). There doesn't appear to be any current "stress" in that area and the other split band shows nothing, and I can only speculate as to the cause - it is not a total break and does not appear to have gotten any worse in the last 70 or more years. That said and while it certainly deserves a mention, I do not believe it will impact on your wearing about. There are otherwise just typical and expected signs of period decorative service, here simply more evidence of the real thing. A look at the pics should give a good idea of appearance and condition - a bracelet that will look great worn about in Santa Fe or wherever you live.Inner circumference is about 5 3/8 in. A smidge less than 1 in. If you prefer earlier 20th Century Southwestern tribal referenced silver adornment and especially Navajo Fred Harvey bracelets as this, or simply wish this single immediate improvement to the ambiance of each day, this will have great meaning for you.
THIS IS LISTED AS U. The item "NAVAJO FRED HARVEY BLACK ONYX INGOT SILVER BRACELET 34 GMS TUCSON ESTATE" is in sale since Friday, June 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Jewelry". The seller is "pooterpee" and is located in GREAT SOUTHWEST.This item can be shipped to United States.