Sweetpea Cottage has obtained a marvelous hand-hammered silver Navajo spoon for you to consider. The spoon measures 5 1/4 inches long and the bowl is 1 1/8 inches wide. It is heavy for its size and was well made by somebody who knew what he/she was doing. This type of spoon was always made from ingot silver by the Navajo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico for the tourist trade at the turn of the last century. They were never marked for silver content. The design elements consist of multiple cloud patterns running down the handle and two arrows hammered into the bowl of the spoon. The reverse side shows the hammering and filing marks that should be present with an item such as this. It is in very good condition with no metal fatigue cracks which are commonly found on old pieces of hammered silver. It has an old patina that is desired by collectors and enriches the quality of the spoon. If it has ever been polished then there is no sign of it now.
If you collect Navajo spoons then this spoon is for you. It is a nice elegant edition to your collection. If you do not collect these spoons then it is time to start. Their value is skyrocketing since the comprehensive book by Cindra Kline. You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. After we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges.
Item ID: AntNS-461
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