Part of the collection of early trade silver that was sold to the Southwest Museum in the 1970's and is now housed in the Gene Autry Museum, this 1780's silver trade gorget was used to secure Native trappers to supply furs for the Hudson Bay Company traders. This early gorget is hallmarked with Robert Cruickshank's initials and the HB mark of the company founded in 1680. Found with it's original beads which date from the mid 1700's, it has been restrung for presentation.
I am also listing a funky 1960's squash blossom necklace with swirling shades of green turquoise stones.
You will also find these two different cluster pins. One with Zuni needle point and snake eyes turquoise which
is crafted and designed flawlessly. The other pin has large turquoise stones that are not perfectly set yet
reflect a very natural and organic beauty.
This is a tough old bandolier bag with silver dollar hammered concho.
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