We are offering a marvelous hand-hammered antique silver Navajo spoon for you to consider. This is a very desirable and highly collectible spoon. It measures 4 5/8 inches long and the bowl is 13/16 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. Top of the handle has an elaborate design that is hard to describe but is highly decorative and could possibly be representative of an owl. The bowl is similarly stamped with a decorative element. 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. There are three spots on the back of the bowl that bear solder repairs designed to strengthen some metal fatigue that occurred while hammering the piece. These spots are barely visible on the front. It has a beautiful glowing patina that covers the whole piece. 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.
If you collect Navajo spoons then this spoon is for you. It is a nice elegant addition 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 U.S. International buyers must complete this transaction using PayPal.
Item ID: AntNS-622
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