Saturday, January 26, 2013

Antique Native American Jewelry in Petrified Wood & Turquoise Available at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Denver

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado. 

Pueblo 1930's petrified wood and turquoise bracelet.         $650

The 1930’s were a time of economic hardship on the Indian reservations. Among the Pueblo silversmiths it became popular to use pre-cut stones other than turquoise – petrified wood, agates, and jaspers. Some of the smiths worked independently but most worked for the shops or large producers such as Maisels in Albuquerque and Southwest Indian Arts in Santa Fe. The new materials, along with improved tools and techniques resulted in a blossoming of styles and innovation. Filigree work and tiny raindrops, fleur-de-lis designs, and combinations of hard stones with turquoise accents, all were introduced in the 1930’s. Today we recognize that silverwork and attention to detail in these curio trade pieces are truly fine and represent an important period in the history of Southwest silver. Please enjoy our present selection.  

Pueblo 1930's petrified wood bracelet.                         $550

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Denver, Colorado buys and sells fine Native American Antiquities. Our emphasis is on the Navajo and Southwestern areas, but we also feature pre-1900 Plains Indian beadwork and Northwest Coast items. You are sure to find a substantial selection of antique Navajo weavings, pre-1940 Navajo and Zuni jewelry and Pueblo pottery.

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:am - 5:pm    Saturday 10:am - 4:pm

Every Tuesday,  Saks Galleries offers free verbal valuations of your treasures.  Expert Professional Service. Fine art paintings both European and American WesternNative American Jewelry, Pottery and Textiles, Furniture, Silver,  Collectibles and more - Just ask us! Call 303.333.4144

We are interested in purchasing single items or collections of Native Americana. Our appraisal department is pleased to assist your valuation requirements for insurance or estate purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your amusing post. Many customers are waited for these types of natural jewelry product. People can easily buy the innovative product through the online. However there are numbers of stores can provide antique and period Jewelry product. Gemological Insurance Appraisers is one of them.