Navajo? help me identify this sterling silver lighter holder with BEAR CLAW


#1

hey i have this beautiful lighter holder made of sterling silver. i cannot find any information on the hallmark on the bottom of the piece, so i was hoping that some one would be able to help me identify this artist or anything on the piece for that matter. the hallmark seems to be a cursive “J”. It has a bear claw on it and two turquoise stones. i love this piece and would appreciate any information i can get on this piece at the time. thanks for checkin it out!


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#2

I imagine this will forever remain a mystery. That hallmark would have been stamped onto the plate, the silversmith would have remembered to cut that hole to push out the lighter, so you now have part of the hallmark, plus when these things were popular everyone was making silver in this exact style.