Friday, March 8, 2013

Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace with Old Burnham Turquoise Nuggets, Circa 1950's at Saks Galleries

Silver & Old Burnham Turquoise Nuggets, Circa 1950's.   

This circa 1950’s Navajo squash blossom necklace features approximately 400 cts. of some very rare and hard American turquoise - Old Burnham nuggets. The Burnham Mine (also called the Godber-Burnham Mine) was discovered in 1932. It was a ‘hat mine’, so called because you could put your hat over the mine to disguise the entrance. At an elevation of 6,900 feet near Austin, Lander County, Nevada, it was not easily accessible. The mine was sold to Frank Burnham in 1932 and then to Walter Godber in 1934. Oscar Branson in his book ‘Turquoise’ has called Godber-Burnham “some of the finest turquoise in Nevada”. Only small amounts of this high grade material have ever been produced.                                                       
 “Some of the finest turquoise in Nevada”    $3,500
This beautiful antique Navajo squash blossom necklace is available at Saks Galleries along with many fine examples of Southwestern silver and turquoise jewelry. Join us for a unique two-day exhibition, sale and lecture, April 12th and 13th. Visit our website for more information.

Antique Southwestern Silver and Jewelry
Unique Two-Day Exhibition, Sale and Lecture
April 12 and 13, 2013
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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

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. Please call for an appointment 303.333.4144

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