Navajo Spoons

Navajo Spoons

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Profusely illustrated with stunning photographs of over 500 profile and figural spoons along with historical images, this book is the first to examine the production of silver spoons by Navajo artisans beginning in the 1880s and continuing to World War II. The silversmiths brought the highest level of skill and invention to functional teaspoons, servers, and sugar shells, sought after by travellers to the Southwest and traders. Many of the rare spoons are engraved with dates and names.If an independent jeweler needed a small quantity of souvenir spoons for some local event, such as a building dedication, hea#39;d hire an ... scholar often can do no more than examine the stampwork and stones, determine if it is ingot or sheet metal, and make a best guess. ... Take a silver spoon to your local jewelry shop and ask if they can hand scribe, in cursive, an infanta#39;s first and last name, time of birth, anbsp;...

Title:Navajo Spoons
Author:Cindra Kline
Publisher: - 2001


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