Cryer Creek CollectionVintage Black Bears
and a Long Fox
HK Item #BBM64

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Three black bears and one long fox carvings

Clockwise from large bear cub:

  • large bear cub of jet, 2 3/4" tall x 3 3/4" long
  • small bear of jet with turquoise eyes, 1 7/8" long
  • long wooden fox with turquoise eyes, 3 1/2" long
  • small bear of jet, 1 1/4" long, has hole drilled from top to bottom for use on a necklace

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    3 Vintage Black Bears
    and a Long Fox

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    Three black bears and one long fox carvings

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    Cryer Creek Collection Cryer Creek Collection

    The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.


    Jet (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

    What is the Bargain Barn?

    The items in the Bargain Barn are a mixed bag, new and used, some with materials, date and origin unknown.
    Some pieces might be Native American made but since we can't authenticate them,
    we've put them here rather than in our Vintage Shop.

    For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.

    For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

    Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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    Patina
    A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Vintage
    30 years or older.
    NOS
    New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
    Pre-owned
    An item that has been used.

    Our Rescue Mission
    of
    Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

    We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

    Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

    Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

    We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

     

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