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Wedding gift, 25th anniversary gift idea, housewarming gift! Lovely, vintage, serving pieces, sure to delight the receiver!

Fantastic vintage silver Navajo Serving Pieces. These are unmarked which was somewhat common with the older pieces of silver. The detail in these pieces is absolutely fantastic and very showy!

These pieces are decorated "head to toe" with thunderbirds, the swastika or "circle of life" or "wheel of fortune" (we've heard it called all of those), arrows and other designs.

Measurements: The fork is 10" in length and 3" wide. The spoon is almost 10" in length and about 2 3/4" in width.

Condition: Excellent vintage condition. The only flaw we see is in the spoon. There is a 1/4" old cut that feels pretty smooth in the edge.

Approximately 5.65 Troy ounces.

Navajo silversmiths as we have previously seen frequently created silver flatware for sale to visiting tourists. One of the more unusual forms produced was the salad set. At first the Indian silversmith would use American or Mexican silver coins which were melted into ingot form and then hand pounded in a "folk art" tradition. They were then decorated with stamped designs as were the smaller spoons. As the silversmiths became wealthier and more sophisticated they started to use commercially purchased rolled silver and decorated the salad sets with turquoise and engraving. The quality of the workmanship also increased, but at the expense of the folk art tradition. Collectors like all of the styles, but at the current time the older sets command a significant price premium despite the fact that they are not as sophisticated as the newer pieces.

Please note that these are used items...please do not expect perfection. Excellent, good and poor are relative terms that completely depend on the beholder. We happen to think all of our items are fabulous and in excellent condition, but we have learned that this is our opinion. We do our best to take really great, comprehensive photos so you can form your own opinion on the item. Please feel free to ask all questions prior to purchasing just to make sure they are for you because we normally do not accept returns. Having said this we hope you love the item just as much as we do and we look forward to doing business with you!

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RESERVED for Karen Antique Sterling Silver Native American Navajo Salad Serving Set Home Decor

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: silver, free priority shipping included, sterling silver
  • Only ships to United States from Oregon, United States.
  • Feedback: 161 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people