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Vintage Sterling Silver
Dog and Snake Bracelet
HK Item #BP269
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| Vintage, Pre-owned, like
new; stone is tight with no cracks, chips, or scratches; shape of band is smooth
and symmetric; see photos for patina
6 1/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size.
See diagram below.|
Adjustable approximately 1/4" larger or smaller
1" tall at the front, 3/8" at the ends
An exact date is not
available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry.
Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark.
A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably,
those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and
1960s and later often have the STERLING indication.
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1940s Dog and Snake Bracelet
BP269 - $550 SOLD
says - "One turquoise cabochon set in a smooth bezel with traditional
hand-stamped designs to the ends. Made in the Fred Harvey era of
Native American jewelry.
you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find
the answer by clicking here."
hand stamping all around to the ends.
leave the patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old
"" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewelry, new or old, check
out our handy silver
cleaning and polishing cloth.
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.
All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even . |
years or older.|
Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
item that has been used.|
Fred Harvey was an entrepreneur
who created an avenue for Indians to make and sell jewelry to the tourists. Jewelry
of the Fred Harvey era has typical Indian kitsch of arrows, tomahawks, tipis,
thunderbirds and so on and was most produced from 1930 throughout the 1950s. Read
more about Fred Harvey here.
isn't this item called Native American?
US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent
Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by
an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations
suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe
and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the
artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we
cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with
about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.