Cat ? Fox ? Opal Pin

I didnt even look at the marks til I got home, was half off day today at the local thrift store and it was super hectic, i just assumed it was a taxco cat pin at first glance and bought it. Once I got home I looked closer, and I think it looks more like a fox than a cat. An A mark does not appear very helpful as there are more than a few of these going around. The setting looks an awful lot like the setting on the opal dragonfly pin i posted a couple weeks ago.

Any opinions on this would be appreciated. Even if its just fox or cat haha.



I found its friend, https://www.etsy.com/listing/233174975/vintage-sterling-silver-and-pink-mussel?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=navajo%20cat%20pin&ref=sr_gallery-1-4

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interesting, they have it listed as a cat as well, with that big bushy tail though, I am leaning towards desert fox, we get them in our neighborhood here all the time, and they do look very cat-like. I walked out into the backyard a while back and one was sitting the fence (they come to drink out of the bird bath) I thought it was a cat until I was close enough to pet it. But I suppose cat would sell better haha

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Cat or fox, this one has a created opal. My vote is cat.

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