Sweetpea Cottage has obtained a marvelous hand-hammered Navajo spoon for you to consider. The spoon measures 4 3/16 inches long and the bowl is 1 ½ inches by 7/8 inches. 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. There are two crossed arrows hammered into the bowl of the spoon along with a faint abstract arrow design scratched in. Running up the handle are a number of stamped designs common to the Navajo iconography. One of the more unique stamps is the Storm Cloud symbol located near the top of the handle. This is an important symbol that is often used in hand-woven Navajo rugs and pots. The reverse side shows the hammering and filing marks that should be present with an item such as this. The spoon is in very good condition with no metal fatigue cracks as are commonly found on old pieces of hammered silver. It has an old patina that is desirable and enriches the quality of the spoon. If it has ever been polished then there is no sign of it now. 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 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. Once we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask our international customers to complete their transaction with PayPal.
Item ID: AntNS-529
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