VINTAGE FRED Harvey NAVAJO RARE Fox Nevada Turquoise PIN Sterling Silver 1910. Interested in more than one item? Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item.
Offering here is a Rare double combination 1st we have a VERY Old Circa 1910 vintage Navajo Sterling silver pin 2nd featuring beautiful Fox turquoise cabochons with nice matrix. This combination makes this a VERY RARE Find.This impressive handcrafted Navajo pin is Sterling Silver with Fox Turquoise. Color may vary by computer monitor. Navajo sterling silver pin with three natural Fox Turquoise cabochons. The silver has both a repousse and hand stamped pattern. The pin is 2 ¾ x 1.
This Handmade pin will become one of your favorites and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom for generations. The quality of this turquoise is second to none!This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. A great-looking, extremely wearable piece from a fascinating and romantic period of Southwestern history, this bracelet was likely first acquired by a traveler on the Santa Fe railroad from a Fred Harvey Company trading post such as the Indian Room at Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel or The Hopi House at the Grand Canyon. As with Vintage Native American Pieces, some pieces may Exhibit Test Mark(s), Patina, Scratches, and Minor Dings from the Years in and out of Pawn Shops and Personal Collections. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary pin so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Fred Harvey Style (1900 1955). You will often see the term Fred Harvey era in many jewelry descriptions. There are estimated to be three distinct periods in the Fred Harvey era of dating jewelry and other Native American art objects. Others may have their own breakdown of these time periods. Early Fred Harvey era: Late 1800s 1910s [rare]. Mid Fred Harvey era: 1910s 1930s. Late Fred Harvey era: 1940s 1970s. Even so, it continued to be produced until the mid-1940s or 1950s. Continued on until the 1970s. Fred Harvey [1835 1901] was a prominent 19th century Native American curios entrepreneur, business man, hotel and restauranteur who fairly singlehandedly established the emerging 20th century American tourist fascination with traveling to the great American southwest and exploring the culture of Native Americans and their legacy of Native arts, jewelry and crafts.
Instead of referring to the tourist jewelry from the era as Fred Harvey jewelry, it has been suggested that railroad jewelry would have been more appropriate as Harvey entered into an ingenious contract with the Santa Fe Railroad to provide a series of luxurious new eating houses along the new rail routes which were quickly crisscrossing the American southwest. Once Indian jewelers and traders realized the Anglo preference, they began catering to the Anglo tourist's tastes by producing a full line of lightweight jewelry, much of it mass-produced with the help of specialized machinery and commercial sheet silver. There were also numerous silversmiths who insisted on making everything by hand: pounding, cutting, stamping etc. In addition to the consideration of weight, various design elements or symbols were decided upon as standard designs that would decorate most products - the Thunderbird, the arrows (crossed arrows or single arrows), the four-directions symbol, lightning zigzags, arrowheads, etc. It was perceived that these were the symbols that most tourists had in mind as belonging to the Indian realm, and consequently, many Indian jewelers would keep to the use of these symbols instead of adding their own personal touch or incorporating other aesthetics.
Today, Fred Harvey era jewelry is Highly Collectible and highly sought after. Easy to wear, and generally with a fair amount of ornamentation/stamping, Fred Harvey jewelry is an enjoyable genre of Indian jewelry that takes us back 100 years and can leave us in awe! The Fox Turquoise mine, located near Lander County and discovered in the early 1900's, was once Nevada's largest producer of turquoise with some half million pounds.
Dowell Ward, the mine operator, amassed one of the largest collections of turquoise rock. This mine has been closed for quite some time. In prehistoric times, indigenous peoples mined turquoise and found large nuggets. The different sites of Fox deposits were developed using the names of Fox, White Horse, Green Tree, and Smith to differentiate among the colors of turquoise produced in the area, and to create a larger perceived share of the turquoise market.Collectively, the area produces a huge quantity of good-quality green or blue-green stone with a distinctive matrix. Blue Fox turquoise is more accurately known as "White Horse Fox, " as that is the area of Lander County where the blue variation has been found. The Fox mine has also been known as the Cortez mine.
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We are always adding new items. The item "VINTAGE FRED Harvey NAVAJO RARE Fox Nevada Turquoise PIN Sterling Silver 1910" is in sale since Saturday, December 2, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.