We are offering a marvelous hand-hammered antique Navajo spoon for you to consider that is classic with whirling logs and a twist handle. The spoon measures 4 1/4 inches long and the bowl is 1 inch wide. It is heavy gauge silver and was well made by somebody who knew what he or she was doing. This type of spoon was always made from ingot silver by the Navajo Indians (or Dineh) 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 die-stamped into the piece as was commonly done. This spoon is unusual in that the handle has been carefully twisted to create a decorative twirling element that culminates with a cutout whirling log. (For those of you unfamiliar with the whirling logs, while resembling the swastika the design predates the Nazis and was considered by native peoples to be a symbol of good fortune.) In addition, there is a laurel wreath design running around the inside of the bowl of the spoon. The reverse side shows the hammering and filing marks that are expected with a hand worked 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. A beautiful glowing patina covers the whole piece. Overall, this spoon is a gem and priced well-below the going market for such unique pieces.
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. International buyers must complete this transaction using PayPal.
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