Navajo Sterling Silver Oval Tray with Thunderbird Emblem [SOLD]


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Centered in the bottom of this Navajo silver tray is a stamped Thunderbird image—the logo of The Fred Harvey Company.  It is surrounded by four draped ovals made of stamped parallel lines which are anchored by stamped diamonds at the top and bottom and stamped Vs on the sides.  The appearance is uncluttered and elegant. It is assumed that this is a product of The Fred Harvey Company as its thunderbird logo is trademarked. There are no artist or origin markings on the back.

This oval silver tray rests on four silver buttons serving as legs.  The perimeter was fashioned in scallops with a hole at the base of each scallop.  An interior ring of depressions encircles the inner edge of the scallop perimeter.  The remainder of the design is the feature of the item.

Condition: this Navajo Sterling Silver Oval Tray with Thunderbird Emblem is in very good condition

Provenance: from the extensive collection of a client from Washington, D.C.

Recommended Reading:

Masterworks and Eccentricities: The Druckman Collection

- Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry and Metalwork 1880-1950 by Robert Bauver

Relative Links: Diné of the Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry: Silver Objects

Alternate side view of this silver tray.
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