We are offering a marvelous hand-hammered antique Navajo spoon for you to consider. The spoon measures 6 inches long and the bowl is 1 1/8 inches 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 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. This spoon is somewhat different from most Navajo spoons in that it has more decorative designs and elements than are usually encountered. The end of the handle has a hammered design that can only be described as floral in nature. There are additional decorative elements that extend down the handle to the bowl where the bowl is outlined with a series of small o's. 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. If you are looking for a display piece for your collection and want something a little bit different, then you will find that this spoon fills the bill. Overall, this spoon is a gem and priced well-below the going market for such unique pieces. 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 on the internet or in online auctions as "genuine."
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 for this item will be $8.00 within the U.S. International buyers must complete this transaction using PayPal.
Item ID: AntNS-608
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