$50,000.00 Centennial Key Made by Arthur A. Everts Co

$50,000.00 Centennial Key Made by Arthur A. Everts Co Dallas Texas

Stock #: 281691
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Dallas
State: Texas (TX)
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The world's most gorgeous and expensive key, designed and made by Aurth A. Everts Co., Dallas jewelers - where it is on permanent exhibition. Used to officially open the gates of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. The original center diamond, the Queen Maria Luisa, weighed nearly 14 carats; there are over 200 other diamonds in the key as well as 215 rubies, emeralds, sapphires, zircons, amethysts. Texas azure topaz, Texas and oriental perals, star sapphire, onyx from Davy Crockett's birthplace. Applied in four colors gold are stalks of corn, a prarie schooner, cotton boll, oil derrick, steer's head, the Alamo, state seal, La Salle's Ship and General Houston's sword, the six Texas flags. Key is nine inches long, over one pound gold weight. Arthur A. Everts Co., showplace of the south, is one of America's largest and most beautiful jewelry stores - where you are always welcome. Selections of merchandise sent anywhere on approval without obligation