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FRANK PATANIA SR. FLORAL CARVED JADE SILVER BOX
FRANK PATANIA SR. FLORAL CARVED JADE SILVER BOX
 
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Artist: Frank Patania Sr.

Circa: 1950's

Provenance: Private collection
Our Price: $1,800.00

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Product Code: BCP7
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This unique silver box is from the collection of Dixie Lee Yaple, who along with her husband John were the first director/curator of the Millicent Rogers Memorial Museum in Taos, NM. in 1956. Signed in cursive on the inside lid is, Dixie Lee Yaple, Taos, NM.

This lovely box features a beautifully carved, Jade floral design, placed on a sterling silver box which was crafted by Frank Patania Sr. (1889-1964). Heavy silver with an easy to open hinged top adds the final touches to this unique box.

The box measures 3 1/4" long by 2 1/2" deep by 5/8" tall. The Jade is carved in an open design, which allows for the silver to show through. Hallmarked with his conjoined FP in oval, sterling and the Thunderbird Shop mark.

Frank Patania Sr.'s was born in Messina, Italy in 1899, he followed the European tradition of apprenticeship in jewelry making. He was introduced to the work of the Native Americans in the 1920ís. He soon opened his first business called the Thunderbird Shop, located in Santa Fe, NM near the famous downtown plaza in 1927. Moving to Tucson for a second location in the 1930's, he ran both shops for the remainder of his life. Frank taught and employed Native American artist at both locations. Better known artists, such as Julian Lovato of the Santo Domingo pueblo in New Mexico and Arthur and Andy Rivera, along with many others.
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