We are offering a very special hand-hammered antique Navajo spoon for you to consider. Highly desirable and very collectible, this iced tea spoon measures 7 3/4 inches long. The bowl is 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 5/8 inches long. Made from heavy gauge silver, it is heavier than most spoons of this type and was well made by a true artisan. This type of spoon was always made from ingot silver by the Navajo Indians (Dineh) of Arizona and New Mexico for the tourist trade at the turn of the last century, usually selling their wares at the Harvey Houses or railroad stations. They were never marked for silver content. The design elements are all hand-stamped into this spoon as was commonly done. What makes this spoon special is the wonderful whirling logs design that is heavily stamped into the upper end of the handle. In addition there are a number of other iconic elements running down the length of the spoon handle including an eagle and arrow. The bowl is stamped with the Harvey House design of the eagle and two arrows with a rainbow pattern running around the edge of the bowl. The condition of the spoon is excellent. The silver is heavy and the piece shows the requisite tool marks from working the piece. It has developed the beautiful glowing patina that collectors value on these old spoons which we hope that the new owner will continue to honor. Overall, this spoon is a gem and priced well-below the going market value for iced tea spoons.
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 Navajo spoon 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 plus insurance for this item will be $10.00 within the U.S. We ask our international customers to complete their transactions using PayPal.