Rare Navajo Sterling Silver Salt Spoons by Kenneth Begay (1913-1977)
A pair of salt and pepper pierced salt spoons made by Native American silversmith Kenneth Begay (1913-1977). This pair have simple organic shaped handles and carved wavy line; scoop is partially covered with underside on both which are pierced. Marked Sterling - White Hogan stamp - KB
Begay was dubbed “Father of Modern Navajo Jewelry,” studying under Fred Peshlakai, who was taught by his father, Slender Maker of Silver, in turn, trained by Atsidi Chon, one of the earliest Navajo silversmiths. Begay had gone on to teach his son Harvey, who has become a well-known jeweler.
Size: 2 ¼” long
Condition: Excellent. Look unused. Please look closely at all pictures.
Rare Navajo Sterling Silver Salt Spoon pair by Kenneth Begay (1913-1977)