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FRED HARVEY ERA BLUE GEM TURQUOISE BRACELET
FRED HARVEY ERA BLUE GEM TURQUOISE BRACELET
 
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1940's

Provenance: Private GA collection
Our Price: $245.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: CZMHS1
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Description
 
This is a particularly fine bracelet from the early days of the Santa Fe Railroad, Fred Harvey Hotel and Trading Post period. Made in the 1940ís to be sold to travelers on the new highway or rail system running through the Southwest. Shops that produced multiple pieces of the familiar split shank design employed local Native American artists to complete the work. Each artisan was encouraged to use his or her own designs to create a large variety in which to choose from.

This lovely silver 1940's bracelet features a Blue Gem turquoise stone. Nice hand stamp work graces the side terminals. The silver bumpouts add the final touches to this lovely piece. This piece is beautifully aged with a wonderful patina on the front portion. The overall integrity of the bracelet is excellent. The top width (stone & silver) is 5/8" wide tapering to 1/4" at the bottom terminals. The interior of the cuff measuring 5 3/16" with a opening gap of 1". This would be a perfect addition to any Fred Harvey Era collection and would also make a great everyday bracelet.





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