Navajo Fred Harvey Style Arrow Jewelry Pin with Rattlesnake [SOLD]

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A silver rattlesnake slithers across a stamped arrow in this 20th century Navajo silver pin. Following in the style of the jewelry made popular by the Fred Harvey Company in the early 20th century, an unknown artist created a whimsical snake that just seems to slither across the silver stamped arrow 

Animal forms, celestial bodies and geometric designs were emblematic of the jewelry made by Southwestern silversmiths for the Fred Harvey Company.  Traders would supply artists with materials and suggest designs and motifs they wanted in order to supply the Fred Harvey gift shops and hotels along the Santa Fe railroad. 

This stamped rattlesnake is an excellent example of the type of work that was popular with the travelers along the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad at the beginning of the 20th century. It is unsigned. 


Condition: The Navajo Fred Harvey Style Arrow Jewelry Pin with Rattlesnake  is in excellent condition

Provenance: from a Santa Fe Collector

Recommended Reading: Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art by Kathleen Howard and Diana Pardue

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajo NationJewelry Pins

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