HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

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Steve7082
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HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby Steve7082 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:20 pm

Hey Everyone,

I found this piece and I have NO IDEA what it is or who the artist is. It is 4" long and has pins that stick out on each end. I believe it's Navajo, but I don't recognize the artist..."AB". Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Thanks!

shareurpassion.2aT
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Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby shareurpassion.2aT » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:47 pm

That could be Bahe Louise, Navajo Tribe. I know it (the initials) appears a bit different but it's possible she changed them at some point. Here's a link.

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shareurpassion.2aT
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Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby shareurpassion.2aT » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:49 pm

And also, it looks like a barrette and the clasp is broken.

JLDoggett
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Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby JLDoggett » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:25 am

It appears to be a cheek-plate for a bridle. The broken wires would have gone through the leather and been curled to secure them. I have made and repaired many like this over the years.

clandestinex
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Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby clandestinex » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:16 pm

I believe the hallmark for this corresponds to Alex Begay.

tatsnbikes
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Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ITEM & HALLMARK

Postby tatsnbikes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:55 am

I'm going with Barrett and Anna Begay.


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