We are offering a marvelous hand-hammered antique Navajo spoon for you to consider. The spoon measures 4 5/8 inches long and the bowl is 1 inch wide. It is made from heavy gauge silver by somebody who knew what he or 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 are all stamped into the piece as was commonly done. Two whirling logs (swastikas) in the bowl echo the whirling log on the handle. An iconic feather is also beautifully stamped on the handle. The reverse side shows the hammering and filing marks that should be present with an item such as this. The spoon is in excellent condition with no metal fatigue cracks as are commonly found on old pieces of hammered silver. There is a beautiful glowing patina that covers the whole piece. It might have been polished at one time but the years have gently removed the garish shine of silver and replaced it with the muted sheen of time. This is guaranteed to be a true piece of Navajo folk art and not a knock off made by a commercial manufacturer which is what so many of the "Navajo spoons" are that are being sold today.
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 release of the 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. Once we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. Shipping including insurance for this item will be $10 within the United States. International buyers must complete this transaction using PayPal.
Item ID: AntNS-496
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