Navajo Silver Humidor with Inlaid Turquoise Monogram
Artist: Once Known
Dimensions: 3 3/4″L x 3”W x 3 1/2”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Stone: Natural Turquoise
Price: Not For Sale
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 29 & 30)
This box is related to tobacco use. The bow-guard design, still in a few instances, appears now along with Sun Faces and Knife Wings, proclaiming their Native origins. Cigarette and match boxes, matchbook covers, and a large humidor would have met the needs of travelers making their way across the American Southwest. Boxes were often commissioned; “B. H. Jr.” belonged to Byron Harvey Jr., the grandson of Fred Harvey.