Diné Oval Sterling Silver Ashtray with Elegant Stamped Designs

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 3-¼” x 2-¼”
  • Item # C4281.46
  • Price: $275.00

This mid-twentieth century sterling silver ashtray made by a Diné silversmith of the Navajo Nation is exceptional in its shape, with a deep bowl, scallop edges and elegant stamped designs.  The stamped designs in the bowl are light in scale and executed in thin lines. Although thin, the designs were absolutely beautifully applied. The scallop edges are echoed in stamped arches.  The two cigarette holders have bolder stamping than that in the bowl. The bowl rests on four hemisphere silver balls.


Condition: this Diné Oval Sterling Silver Ashtray with Elegant Stamped Designs is in very good condition

Provenance: from the extensive collection of silver objects from a client in Washington, DC

Recommended Reading:

Masterworks and Eccentricities: The Druckman Collection

- Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry and Metalwork 1880-1950 by Robert Bauver

Relative Links: Diné of the Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry: Silver Objects

Alternate View of the side of this tray - showing the feet.
Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Silver Objects
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 3-¼” x 2-¼”
  • Item # C4281.46
  • Price: $275.00

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