Bell Trading Fred Harvey Era Nickel Silver Kachina Stamping Pendant Large 2-5/8

All items are presented in their found condition and will have the normal and expected wear of items consistant with their age. All cleaning and or polishing is left to the discretion of the buyer. Please be sure to see all the pictures as they are considered a part of description.
Another great estate find! This beauty was masterfully created by the artists of the renowned old Bell Trading Post (SEE INFO BELOW). Rare pendant! Hallmarked "Nickel Silver Bell" and also has the old Bell mark. Believed to be circa 1950s, possibly earlier. Large size pendant features stamped native american Kachina and symbols in raised relief. Pendant measures 2-5/8" diameter (not including bail). Nice big bail will accomodate most chains or cords. Very good condition.

Fred Harvey Jewelry Era: 1920's to 1950's

"What Fred Harvey was able to accomplish from 1920's through the 1950's was never done before and has not been done since." Quote from Gerald Knowles in the book "Route 66 Chronicles". The Fred Harvey houses on the way west were notable establishments for rest and food. Herman Schweizer commissioned Navajo's to create new jewelry to sell at the Harvey House in Coolidge, Kansas. They were to use authentic "pawn" designs. This was the start of the Harvey House’s selling Indian jewelry, pottery and rugs. In the 1920's the western
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