Unusual Sterling Silver Native American Hopi Indian Hand Made Dish
UNUSUAL STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN HOPI INDIAN HAND MADE DISH. This is a superb and unusual fine quality hand beaten sterling silver dish made in the traditional Hopi style with an abstracted image, but as it's unmarked (although tested as a sterling grade of silver - the norm for this type of indigenous [Hopi] silver work) I can't give an accurate date of manufacture but at a guess I'd opt for mid 20th. Century, in fact I'd say late 1940's to the 50's. In the classic Hopi style of card cut appliqué it is depicted as a quite an unusual (as it's a large piece and not a piece of jewellery) hand cut and planished (spot hammered) shallow dish with finely pierced / hand cut surface layer applied with the above mentioned stylised design. It stands on four demi lune bun feet to its base and is as I've said, unmarked. It weighs approx, 5 3/4 oz (164 gms). It measures 6 (15.25cm) Dia. Approx; and is in excellent condition with no defect at all to report apart from needing a light clean - see photographs and details. This is a superb top quality unusual piece of Hopi arts & crafts silver which is in really great condition that with a low start price should get considerable interest from all collectors. THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS SALE.
Almost everything I sell is in the condition I have bought it, unless otherwise stated, (I have learnt to my cost in the past not to tamper with an item), and therefore I have neither had items repaired nor restored. I will endeavour to report on an item which has had either; however I take no responsibility if an item has been tampered with and I cannot detect it. Please don't waste your time asking for a b.
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Do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Dishes/Coasters". The seller is "rtzilla" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, all countries in continental Asia, United States, European Union, Canada, Australia.
- Maker: HOPI
- Product: DISH
- Age: Post-1940
- Composition: Solid Silver